Items Tagged ‘breastfeeding’

Support for breastfeeding moms

August 8, 2019

Support for breastfeeding moms

By uclahealth uclahealth

While you may have heard “breast is best,” and that you should breastfeed your baby for at least one year post-childbirth, many new moms don’t realize how challenging this undertaking can be. Here are a few tips to help you get started. Tell others you want to breastfeed Talking to others about your breastfeeding goals […]

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Tags: baby's feeding schedule, breast pump, breastfeeding, breastfeeding goals, breastfeeding moms, lactation classes, lactation consultant, lactation program


May 1, 2019

Healthy Tips for Ramadan

By uclahealth uclahealth

Ramadan begins on Monday, May 6, 2019 and ends on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Millions of people from around the world will be recognizing this Islamic holy day through prayer and dawn to dusk fasting. Fasting can be done safely if you take the necessary precautions— especially for those with certain medical conditions. If you […]

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Tags: breastfeeding, cardiac disease, complex carbohydrates, dehydration, diabetes, fasting, fasting for adolescents, fasting for children, fasting tips, heart disease, iftar meal, low blood sugar


No need to think pink to boost breast milk, but it can't hurt

August 17, 2017

No need to think pink to boost breast milk, but it can’t hurt

By Tami Dennis tamidennis

Breastfeeding moms, especially new ones, often worry about whether or not they’re producing enough milk to help their infants thrive. They search for, and compare notes on, any dietary edge they can find. Now some have hit upon a perhaps unusual recommendation:  The Starbucks Pink Drink. Technically, the drink is  called a Strawberry Acai Refreshers […]

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Tags: breastfeeding, Leena Nathan, Starbucks Pink Drink, tips for breastfeeding


New guidelines for peanut allergies

May 12, 2017

New guidelines for peanut allergies

By uclahealth uclahealth

Are you concerned about your baby developing a peanut allergy? New guidelines recommend introducing peanuts before age 1 in some children. A common and severe food allergy Peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies in the U.S. Up to 2 percent of children and adolescents are allergic to the legume — and […]

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Tags: allergy, allergy blood test, breastfeeding, choking hazards, coughing, difficulty breathing, Dr. Maria Garcia-Lloret, eczema, eyelid swelling, food allergies, hives, legume


New breastfeeding program supports moms at home

January 4, 2017

New breastfeeding program supports moms at home

By uclahealth uclahealth

Breastfeeding can be one of the most wonderful experiences of motherhood. It can also be one of the most challenging. A new UCLA Health lactation program, available at both Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, aims to reduce breastfeeding challenges by offering in-home breastfeeding support to new mothers. “We provide […]

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Tags: breastfeeding, breastfeeding challenges, breastfeeding difficulties, in-home breastfeeding support, lactation program, lactation-consultation, latch, mothers, perinatal care, pre-delivery, Santa Monica, stress