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Breastfeeding gives babies a healthy start

Research has shown that exclusive breastfeeding for six months is crucial for the health of mothers and infants. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), launched in 1991, is an effort by UNICEF and the World Health Organization to ensure that all maternities, whether free-standing or in a hospital, become centers of breastfeeding support. In 2012, Riverwood […]

New education and support on breastfeeding

If you’re a new mother of a newborn or expecting a baby for the first time, you probably have questions about breastfeeding. RiverwoodHealthcareCenterhas nurses specially trained as certified lactation counselors who are available to offer education and support to women on breastfeeding. Beginning on April 2, Riverwood will offer ongoing weekly support sessions on Tuesdays […]