Posts Tagged: baby

Asian baby drinking breastmilk

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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Why is breastfeeding a big deal?

You hear a lot about breastfeeding in the news these days. Some moms are given strange looks. Others are shamed for making their breasts a little more visible so they can feed their child in public. So, what is the big deal with breastfeeding? Isn’t it just one of the choices for how to feed…
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Why can’t I visit a baby in the NICU?

Throughout late fall, winter and early spring, the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) in the hospital is often limited to parents and grandparents. Brothers and sisters may be eager to meet their new best friend, but this time of year is RSV season, which can be life threatening to our tiniest patients. Respiratory Syncytial Virus,…
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Top 10 reasons to breastfeed your new baby

Breastfeeding has many benefits to both mom and baby. The Lactation Center at UofL Hospital’s Center for Women & Infants is designed to help new mothers and their babies overcome any difficulties with breastfeeding. This service is available at no charge to ALL breastfeeding mothers in the community. The Lactation Center at UofL Hospital’s Center for Women…
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