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What is Thrush?

By , December 20th, 2014 | The Lactation Connection | 0 Comments

What is thrush?Thrush is a yeast infection of the nipples and can be difficult to treat. It can be easily spread and thrives in warm, moist environments, such as your nipples and your baby’s mouth.

If you or your baby has had a recent course of antibiotics, you may be at higher risk for developing thrush. The risk for infection can also increase if your nipples are cracked or damaged, or if you are taking oral contraceptives or steroids.

Symptoms may include:

  • Itchy or burning nipples that appear pink or red, shiny, flaky and/or have a rash with tiny blisters
  • Cracked nipples
  • Shooting pains in the breast during or after feedings
  • Intense nipple or breast pain that does …

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20Dec

Holiday Class Schedule

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Holiday ScheduleHoliday schedule changes – Due to Christmas and New Year’s Day falling on Thursdays, our Breastfeeding Forum regularly scheduled on those days is canceled.

Tuesday Breastfeeding Forums will continue as usual during the holidays. These classes meet Tuesdays at 4 p.m. in the Capri Conference Room at Renown South Meadows Medical Center. For more information on the class schedule or on Breastfeeding Forum in general, call The Lactation Connection at 775-982-5210.

We wish you a safe and healthy holiday with your family!

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20Dec

Must-Do Winter Activities for the Family

By , December 19th, 2014 | Events, Exercise, Holiday | 0 Comments

Must-do Winter ActivitiesThere are many reasons to love living in northern Nevada, but one of the biggest is its wide array of outdoor activities.

This season, bundle up and make winter activities a priority with this list of entertaining and adventurous things-to-do. Bonus — you’ll actually burn more calories because your body has to work harder to stay warm.  

  1. Organize a scavenger hunt
    Make food-colored ice cubes, or simply grab some fruits and vegetables, and hide them in a designated area in the snow. Watch as everyone tries to find them in this …

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