Guide to Infant Nutrition and Breastfeeding

Should I Breastfeed My Child? Experts in infant nutrition all agree that breast milk is the ideal food for babies as it has just about everything the child needs for optimal nutrition. A baby will usually grow well and be healthy on nothing but breast milk, vitamin D, and iron during the first year of … Continue reading “Guide to Infant Nutrition and Breastfeeding”

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”

Surviving Norovirus—or that thing we call “stomach flu”
Surviving Norovirus—or that thing we call “stomach flu”

Article at a Glance

  • 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.
Cooking for the Picky Eater
Cooking for the Picky Eater

Article at a Glance

  • Selective eaters are likely lacking many of the vitamins and minerals needed for good health. 
  • Being creative with food choices and presentation can entice your picky eater to try something new.
  • With time, patience, and repeated opportunities to try new foods, picky eating may go by the wayside.
Preparing For Your New Baby
Preparing For Your New Baby

Article at a Glance

  • New parents can become overwhelmed by the abundance of baby products on the market, and confused about which ones they actually need.
  • The list of essential items that parents need to buy before the arrival of their baby is actually quite small.
  • Other items can be skipped altogether or postponed until a later date.

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