Browsing Category : Breastfeeding

Hello, It's Nice to Meet You – Vanessa Porter, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

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Breastfeeding your infant is a beautiful, nutritionally valuable, and important step for a new mother. Breastfeeding can also be frustrating, overwhelming, confusing and while natural, not instinctual. Lactation consultants make all the difference. At Tucson Medical Center, lactation consultants advise mothers on effective techniques for successful and continuous breastfeeding of their babies. All our lactation consultants are Registered Nurses who…

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How we support breastfeeding in the NICU

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We know that breast milk offers more than formula can and yet for preemies, getting that powerful source of nutrients can be very difficult. The TMC International Board Certified Lactation Consultants are here to help. (Thanks to Melissa for sharing her experience breastfeeding a premature baby and to Jenifer Smith and Vanessa Porter, International Board Certified Lactation Consultants at TMC…

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Hello, it's Nice to Meet You – Daisy Eickhoff

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Breastfeeding your infant is a beautiful, nutritionally valuable, and important step for a new mother. Breastfeeding can also be frustrating, overwhelming, confusing and while natural, not instinctual. Lactation consultants make all the difference. At Tucson Medical Center, lactation consultants advise mothers on effective techniques for successful and continuous breastfeeding of their babies. All our lactation consultants are Registered Nurses who…

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World Breastfeeding Week

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Does it seem like breastfeeding is in the news a lot recently? The First Lady, Michelle Obama, has spoken out about the need for our community to support and all new mothers to breastfeed, the U.S. Surgeon General recently issued a “Call to Action”, and the news is peppered with commentary on whether such encouragement is necessary for a natural…

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Focus on Breastfeeding – Meet Our Lactation Consultants

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Breastfeeding my daughter was one of the toughest, but then most rewarding experiences of my life to date. Making it through the difficult patches to a positive breastfeeding relationship with my daughter that lasted more than a year would not have been possible without the support of my partner, my friends, AND the lactation consultants of TMC. I’m thrilled to…

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