Breastfeeding Truths Modern Moms Should Know
Breastfeeding Truths Modern Moms Should Know

Article at a Glance

  • Breastfeeding doesn't always come naturally to new mothers or infants.
  • Try to relax and enjoy peaceful skin to skin contact before feeding, and let your baby take the lead.
  • Some mothers may need expert help, and that's okay.
Breastfeeding Articles
Drop in ear infection rates attributed to vaccines, breastfeeding, and a reduction in smoking
Drop in ear infection rates attributed to vaccines, breastfeeding, and a reduction in smoking

Article at a glance: The percentage of babies who get an ear infection has dropped in the last 20 years. Doctors believe the decrease is due to the introduction of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, flu vaccines, an increase in breastfeeding, and a decrease in smoking.   According to a recent study, fewer babies are getting … Continue reading “Drop in ear infection rates attributed to vaccines, breastfeeding, and a reduction in smoking”

Feeding Your Newborn

Our section on Breastfeeding offers more information about breastfeeding, lists online and local resources, and explains how to make an appointment with one of our lactation specialists. Learn More > > General Infant Feeding Infants differ in food requirements. The proper amount is that which satisfies your baby. Do not attempt to keep to a … Continue reading “Feeding Your Newborn”

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Some of our offices have Lactation Specialists on staff. Please call your pediatrician to set up an appointment. WIC offers breastfeeding support and some pump supplies to those who qualify. Visit health.utah.gov/wic/ to apply for services or to find the WIC office near you. Our Website: Feeding Your Newborn Articles and Tips on Breastfeeding … Continue reading “Breastfeeding”

Study shows that most women are not meeting their breastfeeding goals
Study shows that most women are not meeting their breastfeeding goals

Article at a Glance Study shows that less than one-third of mothers who were planning on exclusively breastfeeding for the first three months were able to met that goal. Mothers will need more support if they are going to be successful at breastfeeding. Not giving babies supplemental feedings at the hospital was one of the … Continue reading “Study shows that most women are not meeting their breastfeeding goals”

How can I ease my baby’s pain during immunizations?
How can I ease my baby’s pain during immunizations?

Article at a Glance

  • The 5 S’s can be a good tool for reducing distress in infants.
  • Other options may also provide relief.
  • Parental mood is important, too.
Surviving Norovirus—or that thing we call “stomach flu”
Surviving Norovirus—or that thing we call “stomach flu”
  • Vomiting is usually caused by viral gastroenteritis, also known as the stomach flu.
  • Dehydration is the most serious complication from vomiting, so parents should be vigilant about keeping their child hydrated.
  • The stomach flu is highly contagious, so be extra careful about hand washing and disinfecting.
What should I do if my child has a dental injury?
What should I do if my child has a dental injury?
  • A chipped tooth is usually cause to see the dentist, but frequent tooth chipping merits a pediatrician visit.
  • Soft tissue injuries inside the mouth that bleed continuously need emergency medical attention.
  • Unexplained or general oral pain, swelling or bleeding should be seen by a pediatrician.
The Importance of Hand Washing
The Importance of Hand Washing
  • Washing hands is one of the simplest ways to prevent illness.
  • Teaching kids when to wash is as important as teaching them how to wash.
  • Try the glitter game to teach small kids about how germs spread.

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