Posts By: Teri Spurling, RN, IBCLC

How to avoid passing COVID-19 to your baby

You didn’t expect to bring your newborn home during a pandemic. So, what should you do if you or someone in your family starts having symptoms of COVID-19? If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or if you have tested positive, you can take the following steps to avoid passing the infection to your baby: Have…
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Oatmeal chocolate chip lactation cookies

Want a yummy way to keep up nutrients important for the support of breastfeeding? Try lactation cookies! Lactation cookies contain nutrients that promote lactation. • Brewer’s yeast contains iron, protein, and other vitamins and minerals that promote milk supply. It is believed to help with fatigue and the “baby blues.” • Oats are high in…
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The perfect match for your baby? Breastmilk.

A mother’s breastmilk is made specifically for her baby. The components of breastmilk change as the baby grows, which is why breastmilk is a perfect match for the baby. Colostrum, or the first milk, is often called “Liquid Gold” because of its color and value to the infant. Colostrum is very high in protein and…
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A mother and newborn baby boy are indoors together. The mother is breastfeeding her baby.

What are the benefits of breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding has many benefits for mom and baby. Benefits for Mom: • Breastfeeding decreases the chance of certain cancers like ovarian and breast • Breastfeeding increases oxytocin: – When mothers breastfeed, oxytocin levels increase and  breast milk “lets down.” – Oxytocin helps with involution time, or the time it takes  the uterus to contract back…
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