Breastfeeding Basics

By , September 26th, 2014 | The Lactation Connection | 0 Comments

Robin Hollen, RN, IBCLC

Breastfeeding BasicsMany families have questions and concerns about breastfeeding. Some have the support they need at home yet others are looking for a trusted resource. Renown’s Lactation Consultants have the education and experience to help you safely through this time.

Our role is to help you succeed. Research has shown that nursing within the first hour of life makes it more likely for a mother to continue breastfeeding longer. In the midst of all of the congratulations, we recommend trying to breastfeed your child in that first hour. Subsequently offer your breast to your newborn about every two hours, or 8-12 times in 24 hours; you are both learning. While you …

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Logan Mason, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ Champion

By , September 25th, 2014 | Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Patient Stories | 0 Comments

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) named Logan Mason a 2014 Champion Child. As an ambassador for the state of Nevada, Logan represents the thousands of sick or injured children in CMN Hospitals across the country, like Renown Children’s Hospital. Logan has been receiving treatment for an immune deficiency at Renown Children’s Hospital since he was an infant.

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The Magic of Milk: Preemies, Breastfeeding and Human Milk Donation

By , September 19th, 2014 | The Lactation Connection | 0 Comments

My son’s birth five years ago—in fact, my entire first pregnancy—was a fairy tale narrative, of sorts, and it became the lens through which I viewed what had always been vague and mysterious to me: feeding babies. I experienced the usual anxiety about feeding him with milk that my body was (typically, agonizingly) slow to produce. But my milk came in, and he sucked and grew. It never occurred to me to wonder: what would I do if it didn’t? But following the harrowing birth of my daughter this past February, I realized that for many babies, especially preemies, it’s a matter of life and death. And I learned, through 51 days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) …

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