Jean Hixon, Robin Hollen and Anne Franz
Lactation Consultants, Renown Health
If you are pregnant, you may be asking yourself if you want to breastfeed your baby. There are many benefits to breastfeeding. Here are some facts from the American Academy of Pediatrics that may help you with your decision.
Human milk is uniquely superior for infants. Your body makes milk specifically for your baby and it changes as your baby grows. Breast milk provides complete nutrition for your baby for the first six months.
Research has shown that breast milk contains numerous antibodies and immune factors that protect baby against illnesses such as ear infections, …
Kiemmy Boc, CMNH Coordinator, Renown Health Foundation
May is for Miracles!
And you can be part of it! Across the country, and here in northern Nevada, the month of May is dedicated to helping sick and injured kids receiving treatment at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH). Renown Children’s Hospital is the only CMN Hospital in northern Nevada.
Your support goes to purchasing medical equipment, research, training and helping families get the quality healthcare they need. Here’s how you can get involved:
Miracle Balloon Campaigns
Visit any Rite Aid, Chico’s FAS, Costco, Walmart or Sam’s Club and make a donation for a paper Miracle Balloon. Proceeds directly benefit your Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.
Unfortunately retaining fluid and having swollen ankles during pregnancy is very common and can be totally normal. About 50-percent of pregnant women experience bloating or water retention. It is usually the worst during your last trimester, but can really happen anytime during pregnancy.
The best thing to do when you see swollen ankles is to elevate your feet and drink a lot of water – it’s recommended you drink six- to-eight glasses of water a day. Sometimes, putting lemon in the water can help with the swelling as well.
If you are walking a lot, you will get swollen ankles, but don’t …