The theme for this year’s Word Breastfeeding Week centers around the shared responsibility for breastfeeding. Here, a CHOC lactation consultant shares ways to support a breastfeeding parent.
Lactation / Breastfeeding
We understand how stressful it can be to navigate life as a new parent. With the added anxiety brought on by COVID-19, we want to share trusted information to breastfeeding mothers who are COVID-19 positive or suspected positive, on whether their milk is still safe and beneficial for their baby. COVID-19 is a new disease […]
Laura Mize, registered nurse, international board-certified lactation consultant at CHOC Children’s Each year, World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated in early August to raise awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding. This year’s theme, “Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding” was chosen to be inclusive of all types of parents in today’s world. Breastfeeding is a team effort and […]
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