Written by on 11/10/2014 3:30:00 PM
Cheryl Parrott, BSN, R.N., is a board-certified lactation consultant at Community Hospital North.
Reverse cycling is a term used to refer to a baby who is eating less during the day, and more at night. This is very common and often starts around four months of age - when a baby becomes more active and distracted during the day. continue reading ...
Written by on 8/10/2014 9:00:00 AM
For many women, getting back in shape after baby is born is a high priority. Experts remind mothers that slow and steady is the healthy way to approach losing baby weight.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these suggestions:
- Give your body at least a month to recover from childbirth before you try to lose weight.
- Never skip meals. Focus on eating nutrient-rich, healthy foods instead of counting calories.
- Drink six to eight glasses of water per day and even more if breastfeeding. continue reading ...
Written by on 7/1/2014 12:53:00 PM
Here are ten somewhat amusing, but totally serious reasons to consider breastfeeding: continue reading ...
Written by on 2/21/2014 9:00:00 AM
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine recently developed new recommendations to help decrease the number of primary Cesarean sections (C-section).
We asked Community Physician Network OB/GYN, Dr. Indy Lane, to tell us what the new guidelines mean for soon-to-be mothers.
"A primary C-section is one performed in a woman’s first pregnancy," said Lane. "While there are many situations in which a C-section is necessary for the safety of the mother and/or baby, there are both short and long term consequences of an operative delivery versus a vaginal birth." continue reading ...