Checkup Newsroom (Lactation)

2018
August
20,
2018
| 11:24 PM America/Chicago
CBS 11 - August is National Breastfeeding Month, and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for about six months. Holly Erwin, a lactation consultant with Cook Children's Medical Center, talks the benefits of breastfeed...
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August
02,
2018
| 06:09 PM America/Chicago
Parents worry that they do not have enough milk for many reasons: No sensation of a let down No longer leaking milk Mom’s breast do not feel full (or engorged) anymore Unable to produce milk with a pump Baby does not stay at the breast as lo...
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August
02,
2018
| 05:19 PM America/Chicago
Babies need vitamin D for strong, healthy bones and teeth. A severe deficiency of vitamin D can cause serious conditions like Rickets (a bone deformity that results in permanently bowed legs). Most mothers eat a varied diet with fortified foods (u...
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2017
November
03,
2017
| 09:03 PM America/Chicago
As a lactation consultant, I often hear regret from moms when they state that they “only nursed for ...” (insert perceived short time here.) That always bothers me, because any distance that a mom makes in her breastfeeding journey, is a win t...
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October
05,
2017
| 09:46 PM America/Chicago
"Am I making enough milk?" Often, moms perceive that they do not make enough milk because they do not make “extra” milk. Other times they think the baby is eating too often, or the breasts feel too soft, or the baby is fussy at certain times of...
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2015
August
12,
2015
| 10:04 PM America/Chicago
Do you know the name Jessica Anne Colletti, yet? If you don’t know her name, you more than likely have seen her photo because she has blown up the Internet with a photo of her breastfeeding her own son and the son of a friend. For some it’s a b...
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2014
August
26,
2014
| 04:36 PM America/Chicago
The anger and subsequent anxiety I felt after hearing about “The Newborn Sleep Book” surprised me. I am not a “crunchy” pediatrician by any means. I have taught families to sleep. This is why the feeling I got in my stomach is unexpected.The book is ...
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