Women’s Health

Breastfeeding Peer Counselor 101

In honor of national breastfeeding week, we thought it was high time to catch up with Sixteenth Street WIC’s Breastfeeding (BF) Peer Counselor, Aracelis, and get the low down on breastfeeding peer counseling and all the wonderful things she’s experiencing with moms. What is a BV Peer Counselor? A breastfeeding peer counselor is a fellow…

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World Breastfeeding Week

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated all over the globe every year from August 1st – 7th to encourage breastfeeding and thereby improve the health of babies around the world. Breastfeeding is a universal solution that levels the playing field, giving everyone a fair start in life. This year’s theme is Breastfeeding: Foundation of Life. Here…

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Cervical Health – what you need to know

Most of the time your cervix is happy and healthy, doing its job for a lifetime with no problems. But, there are some common risks that all cervices are exposed to, the most threatening of those being the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is very common. In fact, most sexually active people have HPV at some…

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Got Milk? YES, you can

Happy World Breastfeeding Month!  As a Registered Dietitian and Certified Lactation Specialist, breastfeeding is my favorite topic.  Giving nutrition advice for babies is so easy: breastmilk!  Just give the baby its mother’s milk and you can be sure that tiny person is getting the best nutrition possible.  Nutrition that is tailored to that specific baby…

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Getting ready to breastfeed your baby

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends to exclusively breastfeed your baby for the first 6 months and continue breastfeeding 12 months or beyond. Why? The more breast milk your baby receives, the more you decrease the baby’s risk for ear infections, respiratory illnesses, allergies, asthma and obesity. Breastfeeding also decreases mom’s risk of developing type…

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