Breast Feeding

February 23, 2017

Embrace the Benefits of Breastfeeding for a Healthy Baby and Mother

As a new mom, breastfeeding is one of the best ways you can give your newborn a healthy start in life. But it also offers you many surprising benefits, from losing extra weight to saving time and money. A Healthy Start Breast milk is the most complete form of nutrition for a baby. “It has […]

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December 21, 2016

Holiday Advice for Moms-To-Be and New Moms

Lorrie Harris-Sagaribay, coordinator of MotherToBaby NC, answers questions for moms-to-be and new moms. I’m pregnant. Is an occasional glass of wine okay? There is no “safe” level of alcohol during pregnancy. Exposure to alcohol has a direct effect on your baby’s brain development throughout, and even after, pregnancy. Avoid risks by choosing nonalcoholic beverages. What […]

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August 1, 2016

Breastfeeding at Work – Your Baby Can Get the Health Benefits of Breast Milk

The tender moments you spend caring for your newborn are priceless. As your return to work approaches, you wonder if continuing to breastfeed is possible. “Start with a good plan,” said Julie Holcomb, RN, IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant), with Mission Health’s Breastfeeding Center and Boutique. Holcomb offers tips for successful breastfeeding at work: […]

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November 25, 2015

Mission Hospital Receives Baby-Friendly Redesignation

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Nov. 24, 2015) – Mission Hospital has been redesignated as a Baby-Friendly birth facility. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) encourages and recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for breastfeeding mothers and their babies. Based on the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, this prestigious international award, started by […]

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