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 […]
You’ve done your research and made the decision, if possible, you’re going to exclusively breast-feed your baby. You’re all set with a nursing pillow, breast milk storage bags and most importantly, a breast pump that your girlfriend was kind enough to lend you. And, because you purchased all new bottles, tubing, valves, membranes and breast […]
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.
Breastfeeding is a natural, healthy way to ensure infants have the nutrition they need to begin a lifetime of growth and development. In this video, Akron Children’s lactation consultant Liz Maseth is joined by several moms as they discuss the appropriateness and importance of breastfeeding outside the home.
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.
I found out I was going to be a mommy again on 1/25/12. It seemed like too good to be true. We had been trying for almost a year. Dexter was born at 2:14 a.m. on 9/20/12. He was 7 lb. 8 oz., 19.5 inches with Apgars of 9 and 9. The nurse got him all cleaned up and put one of my cloth diapers on him.