Robin Hollen, Lactation Consultant
World Breastfeeding Week, which is globally coordinated by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), is celebrated worldwide August 1-7, 2013. The theme for this year’s World Breastfeeding Week is “Breastfeeding Support: Close to Mothers”, which highlights the importance of providing support to breastfeeding families in a variety of ways. Infant feeding is one of the most important decisions that new families make.
Evidence indicates that breastfeeding is the ideal way to feed an infant. Research shows that infants who are not exclusively breastfed for their first six months of life are more likely to develop a wide range of
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 …
Robin Hollen, RN
Many 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 …