Many times when a woman is asked why she stopped breastfeeding her newborn her answer is “I wasn’t making enough milk”. Although this is the case for a few women, the majority of women do make enough milk for their babies. Remember, we are mammals and our bodies were made specifically to make nutrition for … Continue reading Is my baby getting enough milk?
This month's Phenomenal Woman is Denise Chears, BSN, RN, IBCLC. I have the pleasure of working with Denise and witnessing first-hand how she encourages and assist new mothers in achieving one of the sweetest moments in life. Denise, I am so glad to feature you on WWHT! Tell me how long you've been a nurse … Continue reading Phenomenal Woman Denise Chears, BSN, RN, IBCLC
Over the weekend, my hospital, Methodist South, hosted their annual "Mommy & Me Expo". This prenatal health fair featured prenatal yoga classes, prenatal education, breastfeeding education, a chance to meet our Physicians and nurses, and food & prizes! We also had guest venders like Memphis Children's Clinic, LeBonheur Children's Hospital, Apgardian, and A Step Ahead … Continue reading Mommy & Me Expo
When is the last time you had a nice plate of (insert favorite meal here) and you plopped down on the toilet to eat it? NEVER?? Okay, how about this? When it the last time you warmed up your children’s chicken nuggets and mac n cheese, shooed them into the bathroom, closed the door and … Continue reading Breastfeeding in public