How to Protect your Infant from Whooping Cough

By , December 16th, 2014 | Infant Care, News, Pregnancy, Toddler Care | 0 Comments

Chelsea Wicks, MD, Renown Medical Group Pediatrics

How to protect your infant from whooping coughOver the past few years, we have definitely seen a rise in the number of cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, nationwide.  In 2013, Nevada was one of only a few states that continued to have a significant increase in the number of cases compared to 2012. This is, in part, thought to be due to Nevada’s known low vaccination rates.

Pertussis is a bacterial infection caused by Bordatella Pertussis. It is transmitted from person-to-person whom are in close contact, usually via droplets passed from coughing or sneezing that are then inhaled into the respiratory system. Symptoms …

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Breastfeeding During the Holidays

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

Breastfeeding During the HolidaysThe hustle and bustle of the holiday season is upon us. Add to the mix the fact that you’re breastfeeding and this magical time can turn into chaos. You have holiday shopping to do, not to mention cooking, cleaning, parties, house guests and maybe traveling out of town. Don’t forget nap schedules and sleep routines will be out of whack.

But fear not, we have some tips to get you through the holidays:


  • Schedule nursing sessions. An older baby or toddler may be so distracted by your guests, new faces, places and toys that they forget to nurse. Unless you’re both ready to wean, it’s smart to schedule some nursing sessions …

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Holiday Sale at The Lactation Connection

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154402242There are less than 11 shopping days until Christmas! Check out The Lactation Connection for adorable baby gifts and practical presents for moms-to-be. The Lactation Connection is offering 30% off all children’s clothing through December 19.

The Lactation Connection is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and is located in The Shops at Renown in Renown Regional Medical Center. For more information call 775-982-5210.

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