Recognizing the Important Role of Breastfeeding in Infant Care

Posted by Madeline Szabo on Aug 6, 2019 7:50:00 AM

This week marks World Breastfeeding Week, which is dedicated to the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding worldwide. Breastfeeding is one of the most natural things a mother can do for her baby.  The health benefits for the baby are well known and well published.  Included in Healthy People 2020’s agenda, are measures associated with increasing the number of mothers who choose to breastfeed their babies and goals for the length of time a baby is breastfed as well as improving work place support programs.

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Topics: benefits of breastfeeding, Breastfeeding, breastfeeding programs, health plan benefits of breastfeeding, Healthy People 2020, world breastfeeding week, breastfeeding NICU baby

The Important Role a Lactation Consultant Plays in Helping Mother-Baby Pair in the NICU

Posted by Administrator on Aug 6, 2015 4:28:06 PM

Every August, World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated in more than 170 countries around the globe. It is an annual reminder to improve the health of babies around the world by encouraging breastfeeding. Breast milk is the ideal food for babies. It is an amazing "brain food," containing more than 200 ingredients that are specifically designed to provide the most idealgrowth and development for the human body. Breast milk is rich in nutrients needed by the baby for brain growth and development.

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Topics: Blog, Breastfeeding, healthcare team, NICU, NICU care management, NICU collaboration, NICU length of stay, NICU team, Stories from the NICU