Tag: breastfeeding

How to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome

How to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome

October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month. SIDS is the sudden, unexplained death of a baby younger than 1 year old. Here are ...
Postpartum care: What you need to know about the new guidelines

Postpartum care: What you need to know about the new guidelines

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recently released new guidelines calling for changes to improve the postpartum care ...
Breastfeeding: Common discomforts and what to do about them

Breastfeeding: Common discomforts and what to do about them

Breast milk is the best food for your baby. Breast milk gives your baby important nutrients that help him grow healthy and strong. Do not feel dis ...
Breastfeeding is good for mom and baby

Breastfeeding is good for mom and baby

In the United States, most new moms (about 80 percent) breastfeed their babies. About half of these moms breastfeed for at least 6 months. You may ...
Care Women Deserve

Care Women Deserve

Today we are happy to help launch the Care Women Deserve campaign. Care Women Deserve is a partnership of organizations concerned about women’s health ...
Dads and breastfeeding

Dads and breastfeeding

A breastfeeding relationship is often viewed as one that is between mom and baby. It’s easy for dads to feel left out. But dads are an important p ...
Breastfeeding your baby in the NICU can be challenging

Breastfeeding your baby in the NICU can be challenging

Many babies, even those born very premature can learn to breastfeed. Breast milk provides many health benefits for all newborns, but especially for pr ...
Changes in prescription drug labeling offer new safety information about pregnancy and breastfeeding

Changes in prescription drug labeling offer new safety information about pregnancy and breastfeeding

Today's guest post is written by Leyla Sahin, MD, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Division of Pediatric and Maternal Health. Thank you for inviti ...
Breastfeeding basics

Breastfeeding basics

Today’s post is from Nancy Hurst, director of Women's Support Services at Texas Children's Pavilion for Women, who will be discussing #Breastfeeding10 ...
Breastfeeding and support: two peas in a pod

Breastfeeding and support: two peas in a pod

You may have heard that breastfeeding is natural. That doesn’t mean it’s easy. That’s why breastfeeding women need support. Support can come in many d ...