Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Tips

Celebrate National Breastfeeding Week With Us

August 1-7 is National Breastfeeding Week in the U.S. According to the CDC, 77% of infants were breastfeeding as of 2013, and 49% of those were still breastfeeding at six months. Still, many infants aren’t breastfed as long as doctors recommend. At Pediatric Associates of Franklin, we want to encourage breastfeeding and answer your most

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breastfeeding Benefits

The Benefits of Breastfeeding

Many mothers choose to breastfeed their infants, and there are many benefits to choosing this route. While alternatives to breastfeeding certainly exist and are in some cases necessary for babies with milk allergies and other medical concerns, the benefits of breastfeeding are undeniable. If you are expecting a baby in the near future or recently

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Breastfeeding - Franklin, TN

Breast Feeding Your Newborn

Breastfeeding is supported enthusiastically by parents and pediatricians. Breast milk is universally nutritious and agreeable. The encounter between mother and baby at nursing time is emotionally satisfying to both. In most nurseries, healthy newborns are allowed to nurse immediately after birth. We do recommend breastfeeding infants receive a vitamin D supplement.  Discuss this issue with

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Milk Storage Guidelines - Pediatric Associates of Franklin

Milk Storage

Formula manufacturers recommend that prepared formula be discarded after 24 hours in the refrigerator. If you are using the powdered formula, a can of dry powder is good for one month once it is opened.

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Breastfeeding - Franklin, TN

Common Breastfeeding Myths

By Kimberly Hampton, RN, IBCLC We are privileged to live in an era of information, research, and support. Science tells us that breast milk is the best food for babies, and more and more mothers are initiating breastfeeding. That is great news for babies and mothers alike, since both benefit from breastfeeding. Unfortunately, over the years as

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