Breastfeeding

June 1, 2018

Got Milk? Providing the Right Mix of Nutrients for Premature Babies

Moms do so many amazingly wonderful things for their kids. Breastfeeding is probably the most important thing they can do for their babies. Making sure infants have the nutrients they need to grow healthy and strong is the goal of Mission Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Infant/Nutrition (PIN) Room. “It is extremely important to have an area […]

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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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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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December 4, 2015

You May Qualify for Health and Human Services’ Women, Infants and Children Program

BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. – Buncombe County Health and Human Services wants people to know that they may qualify for a program called WIC (Women, Infants and Children) which provides support to families to help make ends meet while buying healthy foods for their family. WIC offers nutrition education and vouchers for healthy foods to pregnant […]

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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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