Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, The Lactation Connection will be closed Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28. It will reopen on Monday, December 1 with regular business hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday’s Breastfeeding Forum is also canceled this week. Forum will resume as usual on Tuesday, December 2.
Take a few minutes to watch this powerful TEDx talk with mother and researcher Dr. Jenn Anderson, who is on a mission to transform entire cities across the US into breastfeeding-friendly communities. Tell us what you think of her unique presentation.
Tamsen Carson, PA, Renown Health
I highly recommend flu shots for ALL women during pregnancy. It is important you receive the injected vaccine, versus the live vaccine, which is a nasal spray, which can cause the flu to occur. Your immune system, during pregnancy, is fighting infections off for the baby, so it isn’t working as well for you; you might be very susceptible to infections during pregnancy.
Also, remember that you will also be able to pass the immunity onto your baby if you breastfeed, which will protect your baby from the flu as well.
It is also recommended that other people in your house get the flu vaccination …