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We Celebrate World Breast Pumping Day Year Round! January 27th was World Breast Pumping Day. However, at ABC Pediatrics, we celebrate this all year long! That’s because we are a certified “Family Friendly Breastfeeding Business” as designated by the NC Breastfeeding Coalition. Furthermore, we employ a certified lactation consultant on staff here at ABC. So, here’s more about this special celebration of World Breast Pumping Day. This day was created to acknowledge the time, effort,
Alcohol and Breastfeeding during the Holidays A common question I get asked during the holidays is “Can I have an alcoholic drink and still breastfeed” or “ I can just ‘pump and dump’ if I drink, right?” During the festivities of the holidays, from Christmas to New Year, the opportunities to indulge with an alcoholic beverage seem to abound. So, what are the current recommendations regarding alcohol consumption while breastfeeding? Let’s take a look. The CDC’s
All the Holiday Goodies!! Everyone loves holiday gatherings and if you have a little one this holiday season, it can be tough to know what is ok to feed at these special mealtimes. Here are some tips for infant feeding during holiday meals: Is your baby under 6 months old? If yes, breastmilk or formula are the only recommended and acceptable food. These recommendations are straight from the World Health Organization, the CDC, and the
Breastfeeding and Illness During Cold and Flu Season Cold and flu season is upon us. Getting sick while being a mom is never easy and breastfeeding while you or the baby is sick can have challenges. Here are some ways to get you through this year’s cold and flu season while breastfeeding: Consider the flu vaccine and wash your hands! Children under 6 months of age aren’t eligible to get the flu vaccine but pregnant
Are Mammograms safe while breastfeeding? Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women of reproductive age. Although breastfeeding reduces the risk of breast cancer, routine screenings are important in early detection and treatment. Recently, the recommendations for breast cancer screenings have changed and routine screenings (mammograms) are now recommended once yearly beginning at age 40 for all women. Insurances are required to cover these annual screening mammograms. With these changes to begin