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Dr. Jessica Madden

Jessica Madden, MD, is the Medical Director at Aeroflow Breastpumps. Dr. Madden has been a board-certified pediatrician and neonatologist for over 15 years. She's currently on staff in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, OH. She previously worked in the Boston and Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospitals. In 2018 she started Primrose Newborn Care to provide in-home newborn medicine and lactation support. She also enjoys traveling, yoga, reading, and spending time with her children.

Breastfeeding for Premature Babies

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This blog will help new parents understand some of the typical challenges involved in breastfeeding a preemie who decided to arrive early!  

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Wellness Health Plan for Breastfeeding Moms

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This blog will help with transitioning into breastfeeding, attempting to increase supply, and keeping both you and your baby safe and healthy.

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Ultimate Guide: All of Your Postpartum Recovery Questions: Answered

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Whether this is your first birth or your tenth, postpartum life can look drastically different from one baby to the next. We have compiled our top tips to help make your postpartum experience a happy and healthy one. 

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How to Predict Your Baby’s Breastfeeding Needs

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After giving birth, one of the most common concerns we hear from new moms is whether their baby is receiving enough milk and being sufficiently fed. Read our blog to learn some of the most common baby hunger cues that you should look out for.

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Ultimate Guide: Postpartum Depression, Anxiety, and Mental Disorders

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It is important to remember that you are not flawed or broken if you are experiencing signs or symptoms of postpartum depression. You are still an excellent mama, and there is help available to assist you in overcoming this challenging period of your life. Learn more in our blog!

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How to Enjoy a Glass of Wine While Breastfeeding

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Many new moms often wonder if they can safely enjoy a glass of wine or a beer while still breastfeeding responsibly. There are some important rules and guidelines to remember about drinking alcohol safely while you are breastfeeding. Keep reading to learn more!

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How Does My Diet Affect Breastfeeding Outcomes?

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Want more info on how you can support and nourish your own body while breastfeeding and how your diet may affect your milk? Keep reading. 

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The Ultimate Guide to Storing and Combining Breast Milk

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Whether you are storing breast milk at room temperature, refrigerated, or frozen, it has a limited lifespan and should be used before losing nutrients or turning sour.

In order for breast milk to provide the most nourishment possible for healthy growth and development, it needs to be used within a certain timeframe. That period can vary greatly depending on your method of storage!

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What is Causing a Low Milk Supply and How To Increase Your Breast Milk Production

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The supply and demand process of breast milk production will usually lead to the right amount of milk for your growing baby. Baby asks to eat, you feed your baby, and your milk components and amount produced adapt to your baby’s fluctuating needs.

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Reasons Your Baby Might Need Admitted to the NICU

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Most people associate the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) as a place where premature newborn babies go after birth. Although the majority of newborns admitted to NICUs are premature babies (“preemies”), interestingly enough, if you walk around any NICU you will see plenty of babies who are full-term, and even some who arrived a week or two after their due date! On average, 360,000 newborns in the U.S. need neonatal intensive care after birth each year. Some only need to stay in the NICU for a few days, while others may be admitted for several months based on baby needs.  Level 2 NICUs provide health care for preemies who are about 32 weeks’ gestation or older and do not need a lot of breathing support, Level 3 NICUs can care for all sizes and ages of preemies, and Level 4 NICUS provide care for all preemies, including the smallest and most sick, as well as critically ill full-term newborns who need surgery, have birth defects, and other medical conditions requiring a care team of neonatologists and multiple pediatric subspecialty teams. 

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