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5 breastfeeding tips for new moms

Breastfeeding can come with a learning curve for new mothers and their infants. And, many overwhelmed mothers give up on nursing without proper support and preparation. To help new moms get ready to nurse – and have success – St. Elizabeth lactation consultant Sandi Brown offers some advice.   Educate yourself Brown suggests pregnant women  

Your guide to breastfeeding positions

Proper positioning when breastfeeding your newborn can make a big difference during early nursing when the baby – and mom – are adjusting to feeding. Sandi Brown, registered nurse and lactation consultant at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, said the key to getting a newborn baby in the proper position is to always support the two areas  

Sesame Street introduces new character with autism

Sesame Street, famous for inclusion, acceptance and “sunny days,” is introducing a new character in an effort to promote greater understanding of autism. Julia, a green-eyed girl with pumpkin-orange hair, will make her Sesame Street debut in April during National Autism Awareness Month. Julia is a key part of Sesame Street’s initiative to raise understanding  

Remember the basics to prevent accidental poisonings

Poisoning is the No. 1 cause of injury-related death in the United States and National Poison Prevention Week (March 19-25) is dedicated to raising awareness in an effort to curb the problem. “It’s not just little ones that are in danger it’s adults as well,” notes Dr. John LaCount, a pediatrician with St. Elizabeth Physicians’  

What causes a flat spot on baby’s head?

The recommendation to put your baby to sleep in their crib on their back has dramatically reduced the  

How to stay healthy and active this season

St. Elizabeth Healthcare looks at spring high school sports and what athletes, coaches and parents should know to  

First foods for baby: What and when

Among the many milestones parents record in their baby’s life, introducing a baby to the world of food is often a favorite activity, but it is often clouded with conflicting advice from everyone from grandma to your neighbor to the stranger in the grocery store. When should you introduce your baby to foods? What foods  

What is a missed miscarriage?

Miscarriage can be a devastating loss that is typically accompanied by signs such as bleeding or cramping. However,  

Keeping kids active in the winter

Cold-weather advertisements replete with rosy-cheeked children frolicking in the snow make it look easy, but keeping kids active