Breastfeeding is a healthy choice for both you and your newborn, but learning how to do it successfully can be challenging.
One important aspect of successful breastfeeding is getting the proper latch. Here’s how to do it:
While holding your baby belly-to-belly, line them up nose-to-nipple and wait for them to open their mouth wide before ...more
Joanne Brown DNP, APRN
Written by Joanne Brown, DNP, APRN, an adjunct instructor in the UK College of Nursing and women’s health nurse practitioner at University Health Service.
Toxic shock syndrome, or TSS, is a life-threatening illness that occurs when poisonous toxins are released into the bloodstream, potentially damaging skin tissue and harming vital organs, such ...more
Did you know that breastfeeding is a healthy choice for both mom and baby?
Celebrate National Breastfeeding Month by learning more about breastfeeding’s benefits. Breastfeeding provides warmth and closeness, and the physical contact helps create a special bond between you and your newborn.
Benefits for babies
Breast milk is easier for your baby to digest.
It doesn't ...more
From sleep deprivation to learning how to breastfeed, you face a lot of challenges as the mother of a newborn.
As you adjust to these challenges, it's not uncommon to experience mood changes or feelings of sadness. These “baby blues” will often go away after a few weeks.
Sometimes, though, mothers of infants can develop symptoms that ...more
Certified nurse midwife JoAnne Burris describes birth as a poetic paradox: an instance of power and vulnerability in a woman’s life. This important scale can tip in favor of vulnerability or empowerment, depending on the woman’s sense of control and support.
After the birth of her first child in 2005, Burris related giving birth to feelings ...more