Breastfeeding Can Reduce Children’s Risk of Infections and Allergies

By , September 12th, 2014 | The Lactation Connection | 0 Comments

Breastfeeding Can Reduce Children’s Risk of Infections and AllergiesSeveral studies have concluded that breastfeeding at the beginning of an infant’s life can lead to many health benefits. Now, two recent studies are adding even more evidence that breastfeeding is good for the baby. According to these studies, breast milk can reduce a child’s risk of infections and allergies.

In the first study headed by Dr. Ruowei Li from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the researchers examined information gathered during medical office visits. The sample included almost 1,300 children all aged six. The researchers found that children who were breastfed for nine or more months had a lower risk of contracting ear, throat or …

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What Parents Need to Know About the Enterovirus

By , September 11th, 2014 | News, Safety | 0 Comments

Chelsea Wicks, MD, Renown Medical Group Pediatrics

What Parents Need to Know About the Enterovirus There’s been a lot of coverage in the news this week about the hundreds of children across the United States who have been hospitalized with a serious respiratory illness. Scientists say they believe the bug to blame is Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68). I am not aware of any diagnosed cases in the northern Nevada area. The virus will likely spread quickly and may already be here, but testing simply hasn’t been done to confirm it.

Most people will have symptoms of a common cold including cough, runny nose and sneezing. Some, however, can develop a fever, wheezing or …

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