Water makes up over half of our body weight and it’s recommended that adults drink at least eight 8 oz. glasses of water per day. Pregnant women need to drink more because water is essential for the development and functioning of the placenta, making amniotic fluid, and for the circulation of nutrients from mother to baby.
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A NICU is a neonatal intensive care unit, which is a hospital unit for sick newborns. Babies who are admitted to NICUs include those who are born prematurely (before 37 weeks’ gestation), have surgical conditions, birth defects, genetic syndromes, metabolic problems, and/or any other unexpected complications that arise during the newborn period, such as sepsis (infection), hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), or severe hyperbilirubinemia (jaundice). Learn about the different levels of the NICU, the professionals who take care of the patients and their families, and how the babies are cared for in this helpful guide for parents.
With an overwhelming amount of information and assumptions about the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines circulating, it may be difficult to decipher facts from opinions during the pandemic. Understandably, many new and expectant moms have questions. We’ve worked with leading medical experts to gather answers from sources you can trust.
A hospital-grade breast pump is a multi-user rental breast pump designed for mothers with medical issues preventing them from properly breastfeeding their babies, or for mothers of babies with genetic issues in the NICU. Most moms use a personal hospital strength double-electric breast pump. Learn the differences between these types of pumps, their functions, and typical availability through insurance.
The majority of breastfeeding moms take at least one medication while nursing. If you are breastfeeding and/or pumping, it’s really important to check that all medications and supplements you take are safe and compatible with breastfeeding.
New moms are so busy prioritizing the care of their newborn that they often overlook taking care of themselves, however, taking care of yourself and eating the right foods will impact your baby's health too. IBCLC Dr. Jessica Madden shares what moms should eat (and avoid) while producing breast milk.
Many moms want to know if they can enjoy a glass of wine while breastfeeding...