A click of the call button brings in a nurse as a mom soothes her baby as he begins to whine out of hunger. Instead of cuddling up with her baby to feed, mom watches as the nurse hangs a syringe-full of mother’s pumped breastmilk. The breastmilk, filled with antibodies and other important substances to […]
A group of spirited women meet every Wednesday at Akron Children’s Hospital. Some bring their kids. Some come alone. And some work at Akron Children’s. They all share one thing – breastfeeding.
The caravan of baby strollers provides the first clue that this is not your typical weekday meeting at Akron Children’s Hospital. Every Wednesday morning at 11 a lively group of new mothers – with their babies and toddlers in tow – gathers for an hour-and-half breastfeeding support group led by lactation consultant Liz Maseth.