September 2013

Hillcrest lactation consultant Cheryl Coleman is talking about the link between breastfeeding and childhood obesity today on our blog.

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness month.  Decreasing obesity begins with breastfeeding.  Studies have shown a 15 percent to 30 percent reduction in obesity in adolescents and adults who were breastfed.  This is one area where it is not just the product but the process that may make the difference.  While breast milk is the nutrition intended for human babies, it has been noted in some studies that breastfeeding makes the difference.  When a... Read More »

Lactation consultant Cheryl Coleman join us on the blog today to remind us of the importance of breastfeeding when it comes to disasters.

September is Emergency Preparedness Month and breastfeeding is certainly a part of being prepared for any emergency, be it due to natural disaster or conflict.   Infants and children are most vulnerable to the problems of diarrhea, pneumonia and under nutrition which are frequently seen during and following a disaster.  During disasters there is often no safe water source or way to clean feeding bottles and utensils making formula feeding much... Read More »