Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Babies that are born before 40 weeks gestation are more prone to feeding issues. Late Preterm infants born between 35 and 39 weeks often need extra help meet growth and nutrition needs. They may not be effective feeders and not take enough at the breast. Moms may need to spend additional time pumping and feeding baby by other methods than at the breast to ensure intake. Early follow up with lactation can help parents through this challenging time. The extra pumping protects the milk supply for when the baby becomes more mature and ready to exclusively breastfeed.
World Breastfeeding Week is August 1-7, 2011. The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action's theme is: Talk to Me: breastfeeding a 3D experience. The Texas Department of Health Services dedicates the entire month of August to breastfeeding activities and their theme is Every Ounce Counts: Helping Moms Achieve Their Breastfeeding Goals.
The San Antonio Breastfeeding Coalition (SABC) and North Central Baptist are celebrating with cake and punch on Aug. 8 at 1PM in the Atrium. As part of the activities, the coalition is sponsoring a new clothing drive to benefit the Children's Shelter of San Antonio. New childrens clothing of all sizes may be dropped off at the Lactation Center during business hours or at the Registration Desk in the Atrium after hours.
Texas Department of Health Services: