Pumping can be one of the most challenging aspects of transitioning back to work after maternity leave. Whether you’re returning to the office or working from home due to COVID-19, lack of time, space or simply the equipment to do it can all hinder mom’s ability to transition smoothly to breastfeeding and maintaining a career. […]
We now know “breast is best” for your grandbaby. We have the scientific research to prove that it not only provides the highest nutrition for baby, while protecting him from infection, but also breast milk has many benefits for mom, too. Today, breastfeeding is the norm, rather than the exception. In fact, more than 80% […]
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.