Our 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 …
We 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.
We 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.