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Community Health and Wellness provides a doula to assist you in getting started with nursing your newborn. This common task is often an unnecessary struggle. A doula will make sure you and your baby work together to make the experience more smooth and pain free!
(Pediatrics. Published online May 17, 2010) -- Breast Feeding is linked to a lower incidence of fever following immunizations. Breastfed babies demonstrate a different immune response than non-breastfed babies. Of 460 infants recruited, outcome data were available for 450 (98%). Fever was reported in 30 (25%) of exlusively breast-fed infants, in 48 (31%) of partially breast-fed infants, and in 94 (53%) of infants who were not breast-fed at all (P < .01). Among infants who were exclusively breast-fed, the relative risk for fever was 0.46 (95% confidence interval [CI], 0.33 - 0.66), and it was 0.58 (95% [CI] 0.44 - 0.77) among partially breast-fed infants.
Some Babies May Nurse Better Following Treatment For Tongue Tie: The problem occurs when the connective tissue under the tongue is too tight and prevents the babies tongue from assisting with latch on and feeding. A tongue tie can hinder proper breastfeeding for mother and baby leading to premature cessation.