Tag: support

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 ...
Zika Care Connect website offers access to specialists

Zika Care Connect website offers access to specialists

A new website has been created specifically to help families affected by the Zika virus. It’s called Zika Care Connect (ZCC). ZCC offers a network ...
Kids with special needs head back to school

Kids with special needs head back to school

The start of school is an exciting time for most children and their parents. Many children with special needs eagerly anticipate the start of a new sc ...

Understanding intellectual and developmental disabilities

Raising a child with developmental disabilities is a long road filled with challenges. It is best to have information and support to help you along th ...
Parenting your child with a heart defect

Parenting your child with a heart defect

When your baby has a heart defect, it is overwhelming, exhausting, emotionally draining, and beyond scary. Have I left any adjectives out? Cong ...
Sibling visits to the NICU can be helpful

Sibling visits to the NICU can be helpful

Prematurity affects everyone, including siblings. When older children have a sister or brother in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) they sense t ...
Honoring parents with angel babies

Honoring parents with angel babies

The loss of a baby is heart wrenching.  As today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day, I want to take a moment to honor those parents who have a ...
Breastfeeding myths debunked – part 2

Breastfeeding myths debunked – part 2

1. Your baby needs water too. False: Supplementing with water is not recommended for babies. Breast milk or formula contains all the water a baby n ...
Breastfeeding myths debunked

Breastfeeding myths debunked

Whether you are currently breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed in the future, there are many myths that could lead you toward or away from breastfe ...