Category: Breastfeeding

Welcome to AVBRN, Jodi!

Jodi Rosen is a very welcome addition to AVBRN.  She leads two free breastfeeding support groups in the Antelope Valley and is currently the program manger for all things breastfeeding at AVPH.  Visit her AVBRN profile page and read about all that Jodi has to offer.       While she was pregnant with her third child, Jodi decided to leave hospital nursing and seek new challenges.  She attended the UCLA extensions Certified Lactation Educator program and received her CLE.  She worked with a Pediatricians office educating and counseling moms on breastfeeding.  In 2010, she went back to working...

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Breastfeeding Its Best for Mother and Baby

Many people don’t realize what Lamaze is all about.  They think it’s the same old breathing methods their mothers and grandmothers were taught decades ago.  But if you take a few minutes to read about todays Lamaze and the six healthy birth practices, you’ll find it’s all about taking your time and letting nature run its course.  That’s right; this ain’t your ma’s Lamaze! In particular, Lamaze healthy birth practice six teaches that keeping mother and baby together is best.  It’s best for mother, baby and for breastfeeding.  In this article on, Judith Lothian discusses how much you should eat and drink while breastfeeding, some good positions to hold your baby, and most importantly, how to take cues from your baby to help you both have a wonderful experience. If you’re considering breastfeeding after baby is born, give this article a look, then search for a Lamaze class near you.  And if you’re in the Antelope Valley, visit Catherine Cook.  She’s a board certified lactation consultant at the AV Birth...

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The Global Big Latch On at the AV Birth Center

The Global Big Latch On at the AV Birth Center Last year over 14 thousand women from 28 countries “latched-on” in support of breastfeeding.  Join us on August 6 at the Antelope Valley Birth Center where women from around the Antelope Valley will “gather together to breastfeed and offer peer support to each other.” The Big Latch On aims to protect, promote & support breastfeeding families by: Provide support for communities to identify and grow opportunities to provide on-going breastfeeding support and promotion in local communities. Raise awareness of breastfeeding support and knowledge available locally and globally. Help communities...

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23 Incredibly Helpful Charts For New Parents

Some of these charts may be a little over-simplified, but there is still some good information in here! I am a huge fan of car seat safety and appreciate the car seat information (although I do recommend thoroughly reading the manual for you child’s seat to learn their specific guidelines).  Which chart is your favorite? Did you learn something new? Understand the little person in your home a whole lot better. Check out all 23 charts direct from the source on Buzzfeed: 23 Incredibly Helpful Charts For New...

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Breastfeeding in Public Social Experiment

Do you feel you can feed your baby in public here in the AV?? Tell us your story BreastFeeding in Public (Social Experiment) What is your opinion on Public Breast Feeding? LIKE MY PAGE FOR A PART 2 coming tomorrow! Joey Salads Source: (1) Joey Salads – BreastFeeding in Public (Social...

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