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 ear … 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 https://wic.utah.gov/ 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”

5 Ways to Protect Your Newborn from COVID – 19
5 Ways to Protect Your Newborn from COVID – 19

  Take Care of Yourself We know that people with preexisting conditions—such as diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease—are more likely to get severe illness with COVID-19. While diet and exercise don’t sound very exciting, a healthier body is your first line of defense. In addition to diet and exercise, experts recommend you get … Continue reading “5 Ways to Protect Your Newborn from COVID – 19”

Top 6 Most-Asked Newborn Questions
Top 6 Most-Asked Newborn Questions

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  • Having a newborn brings joy and excitement along with questions.
  • Bonding, feeding, bathing, and caring for your baby are all things you may be wondering how to do.
  • Remember, we are just a phone call away. If you don't see your questions here, call us!
Bonding With a Newborn Baby
Bonding With a Newborn Baby

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  • Bonding is important for your baby’s cognitive and social development.
  • For some bonding is instantaneous, but for others it is a gradual experience.
  • Caring for your baby, spending time together, baby wearing, kangarooing, and breastfeeding are all excellent ways to bond with your baby.

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