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Three Tips to Stay Cool While Breastfeeding in the Heat

By , July 2nd, 2015 | The Lactation Connection | 0 Comments

Tips to Keep Cool Breastfeeding in the HeatOur recent heat wave serves as a reminder that both you and baby need to be mindful of heat exposure and hydration. Here are three tips to keep you and baby cool in what will probably be a long, hot summer.

1 – YOU drink plenty of water (not baby!)
Water is not necessary for a breastfed baby. Breast milk is over 80% water! You, on the other hand, should be drinking plenty of water. On average, breastfeeding burns about 200-500 calories a day, so be sure to have fresh water available to you at all times. Drinking water during feedings is important.

2 – Avoid a sticky …

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Liquid Gold – Sunday, August 1

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Liquid Gold 5KWe hope to see you at the annual Liquid Gold 5K event on Sunday, August 1 at the Knowledge Center at the University of Nevada Reno. Registration is at 7 a.m. and the run/walk starts at 8 a.m.

Join local families as we celebrate the start of World Breastfeeding Week!  After the 5K, get “Latched On” and enjoy family-friendly vendors and entertainment.

Register here.

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Class Schedule

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Class ScheduleWe are offering a full schedule of classes as we kick off the month of July! Here is a look at the week ahead of classes and support groups for July 6-12.

Baby & Family Suites Tours – Monday, Thursday and Sunday

Breastfeeding Forum – Tuesday and Thursday

The Joy of Parenthood / Newborn Care – Wednesday

Childbirth Education (all-in-a-day) Class – Saturday

Breastfeeding: Beyond the Basics – Sunday

 

Click here for a full schedule of breastfeeding, pregnancy and childbirth classes and support groups.

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