You’ve heard it time and time again: All babies need the traditional benefits of breast milk. But for preemies, the benefits are even more important — and in many cases, life saving. Premature babies, born at 37 weeks or earlier, are at a greater risk for having health problems early in life and can face […]
Traveling with babies can bring on a lot of stress — not to mention unwanted judgmental stares and extra luggage. Add breastfeeding and pumping milk to the mix, and it’s no wonder many moms are left anxious and frazzled when rushing to catch a flight for a much-needed getaway. “The rules and regulations for packing […]
At 11 days old, Milo Horner finally got to rest. He’d been fighting for his life for nearly 9 months in utero and 11 days in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Through it all, Milo’s mom knew he was going to do something great in this world, and she was right. Milo left a […]
The fourth trimester — the first 3 months after birth — is an enormous amount of change and growth for your newborn as she adjusts to life outside the womb. Your new bundle of joy has just transitioned from the familiar comfort and noises of your warm, dark womb to an environment that is bright […]
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.