Health Matters

Cabbage Treatment for Engorgement

Posted by Lisa Wainwright-Pinion on Oct 29, 2018 7:23:00 AM

You're Not Alone!

Severe engorgement can be avoided by feeding your baby frequently, using a deep latch and not restricting the time spent at the breast. Cabbage leaves may be used to help decrease persistent engorgement. Ice packs and cold compresses may also help. Some studies suggest cabbage may accomplish this quickly. If you are unable to get the baby latched on, start cabbage leaves, express your milk and give the expressed milk to the baby. Of course, get help quickly if the problem continues.

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




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




Breastfeeding Your Baby: Birth to 24 Hours Old

Posted by Karla Johnson on Jun 25, 2018 7:42:00 AM

It doesn’t really matter how your baby arrives

Whether your baby arrives vaginally or by C-section breastfeeding your newborn, or at least attempting to, as soon as possible after delivery can be the key to success. It's important to start early, be aware of common issues and learn some tips for success. 

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Topics: Breastfeeding, Mom & Baby




Preparing to Breastfeed: What a Lactation Counselor Wants You to Know

Posted by Karla Johnson on Jun 18, 2018 7:36:00 AM

Breastfeeding is much like a “dance” between mom and baby

Both have to do their part—and each has to practice to triumph. The first few days of new motherhood are a whirlwind, but keep in mind that patience and repetition can help. If breastfeeding is your goal, the following are very important first steps to take just after delivery.

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Topics: Breastfeeding, Mom & Baby




The Most Common Questions New Moms Ask About Breastfeeding

Posted by Karla Johnson on Apr 30, 2018 7:36:00 AM

Breastfeeding is nature-made, but it doesn’t always come naturally

Chesapeake Regional Healthcare offers lactation support in the hospital and in our Lactation Store, because it is only natural for new moms to need guidance with something they have never done before.  

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




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