Melissa Portunato MPH, IBCLC, RLC All babies benefit from the nutritive properties of breast milk but the benefits are even more significant for babies with special needs. For instance, premature babies or babies with congenital disorders like Down Syndrome, are at a higher risk for upper respiratory infections and health problems early in life. Many […]
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By Jacque Ordner BSN, RN, IBCLC, RLC One of the biggest concerns and struggles of parenting young children is SLEEP! Sleep deprived parents of newborns and infants have undoubtedly been asked, “Is she sleeping through the night yet?” Many of us have received advice from well-meaning friends and family regarding how much our babies “should” be sleeping […]
By Jacque Ordner BSN, RN, IBCLC Many moms feel a bit of anxiety at the thought of breastfeeding as a first time mom. That anxiety is often amplified for moms who are expecting multiples! It’s true that breastfeeding is natural, but that doesn’t mean it’s always easy. We’ve got six tips to help you get […]
By Melissa Portunato MPH, IBCLC, RLC Finding time for self care as a new mom can be hard enough. Throw in a global pandemic and life can get pretty intense. While the majority of the country continues to remain with stay at home orders, stress levels are at an all time high for everyone. Maybe […]