Breastfeeding Boom in Hospitals

By , October 8th, 2015 | The Lactation Connection | 0 Comments

A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the number of women breastfeeding at U.S. Hospitals is on the rise. The report credits more hospitals with supporting new moms who want to breastfeed, and the increase could make for healthier babies.

The CDC data found that the percentage of U.S. Hospitals that followed global standards set for successful breastfeeding increased from 29-to-54-percent between 2007 and 2013.

Hospital staff, including at Renown Children’s Hospital, approach new moms in the hours after her baby is …

Continue reading →


Class Schedule

By , | The Lactation Connection | 0 Comments

Class ScheduleOh, the joy of parenthood! New parents are invited to The Joy of Parenthood class, where you will learn the basics of caring for a newborn, such as bathing, diapering, breastfeeding, infant safety and more. Register today for The Joy of Parenthood class, Wednesday, October 14.

Check out our other classes and tours during the week of October 12-18:

Baby & Family Suites Tour – Monday and Thursday

Breastfeeding Forum – Tuesday and Thursday

The Joy of Parenthood (Newborn Care) – Wednesday

Childbirth Education (All-in-a-Day class) – Sunday

Click here for a complete list of classes and events.

Continue reading →


What to Expect at a Well-Child Checkup

By , | Infant Care, Parenting, Toddler Care, Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Well Check-UpKaren Wagner, APRN, Renown Medical Group Pediatrics

A well-child checkup is a great opportunity to monitor your child’s growth and development, and to establish a trusting relationship with your child’s pediatrician.

From your child’s birth through young adulthood, you will be visiting your pediatrician regularly. As recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, a regular schedule might look like this:

  • Two-to-three days after birth and at one month
  • Two months
  • Four months
  • Six months
  • Nine months
  • One year
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 24 months
  • 30 months
  • Three years, and yearly after

During each visit, a detailed physical examination will be performed, checking your child’s growth parameters including height, weight and head circumference. A developmental assessment will determine the progress of your infant or young child …

Continue reading →