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Carol "C.K." Kristich

Carol "C.K." Kristich, R.N., has worked at Chesapeake Regional for more than 40 years. She is currently a charge nurse on the Mother and Baby Unit, caring for moms and their newborns.

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Breastfeeding Nutrition 101

Posted by Carol "C.K." Kristich on Oct 22, 2018 8:16:00 AM

Healthy Eating

Many new mothers wonder if they should be on a special diet while breastfeeding, but the answer is no. You can take in the same number of calories that you did before becoming pregnant, which helps with weight loss after birth. There are no foods you have to avoid. In fact, you can continue to enjoy the foods that are important to your family and those special meals you know and love. 

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Topics: Mom & Baby, Women's Health




Nutritional Requirements of the Breastfed Newborn

Posted by Carol "C.K." Kristich on Oct 15, 2018 10:42:00 AM

The First Few Days of Feeding

At birth, a baby’s stomach is the size of a pea or small marble and can hold around 1 (5ml) teaspoon. At 2 days of age, a baby’s stomach is about the size of a walnut. Gradually, the stomach increases in size and by the time the baby is 7-10 days old, it is approximately the size of a golf ball and holds anywhere from 1-2 (30-60ml) ounces. 

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Topics: Mom & Baby, Women's Health




What New Moms Should Pack in Their Hospital Bag

Posted by Carol "C.K." Kristich on Aug 6, 2018 9:42:00 AM

Congratulations are in order, but are your bags?

Planning to bring home a new bundle can be a bit surreal, but packing for your hospital stay doesn't have to be. I've cared for new moms and newborns for more than 40 years,  so I've got some experience with what you'll need (and what you won't) while in the hospital.

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Topics: Mom & Baby, Breastfeeding, Women's Health




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