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55 Illnesses that Breastfeeding Helps Prevent (or Minimize)

By , August 22nd, 2014 | The Lactation Connection | 0 Comments

55 Illnesses that Breastfeeding Helps Prevent (or Minimize)By now, every parent has heard that breastfeeding helps protect infants against illnesses. Did you realize how many illnesses are now on that list, though?

Medical studies have shown that breastfeeding offers protection (either helping to prevent or helping to minimize effects) against these 55 known illnesses and conditions:

  1. Pneumonia
  2. Allergic Rhinitis
  3. Celiac Disease
  4. Ear infections
  5. Acute Respiratory Infection

Read the full story on Examiner.com.

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22Aug

Infant CPR Classes

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Infant CPR ClassesRenown Children’s Hospital now offers monthly Infant CPR classes, ideal for parents or parents-to-be, as well as grandparents, families, friends, babysitters or anyone who wants to learn this life-saving skill. The class does not offer certification. Cost is $15 per person or $20 for two people. Call 775-853-BABY.

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22Aug

Tips for Staying Healthy and Active During the School Year

By , August 21st, 2014 | Events, Exercise, Nutrition, Parenting, Teens | 0 Comments

Vanessa Slots, MD, Renown Medical Group Pediatrics 

Tips for Staying Healthy and Active During the School YearSchool is back in full swing in Washoe County. Here are a few tips on how to be sure your kids stay healthy and active, even during busy school days.

Get enough sleep
Most children need eight to 12 hours of sleep to feel refreshed and ready to learn.


Eat a healthy diet
We all need well balanced meals to  fuel our bodies and brains for the day.

  • The most important meal of the day- Breakfast could be eggs, toast and fruit or, more simply, a bowl of oatmeal or whole grain cereal. If your child does not like to eat …

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21Aug