Webinar: Marijuana, Pregnancy, and Breastfeeding

Pregnant (or contemplating pregnancy) or breastfeeding? Stay away from marijuana in all its forms. That’s the word from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Academy of Pediatrics. But the word on the street may be a different story. Studies show a sharp increase in marijuana use by pregnant women. Here are resources and information to help women understand why it’s important to avoid marijuana during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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Breastfeeding Awareness: Resources and Research

August is all about breastfeeding awareness. Every year the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee declares it National Breastfeeding Month (#NBM16). The first week (August 1-7) is World Breastfeeding Week and August 25-31 is Black Breastfeeding Week. Here are some resources and the latest related research.

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Video: Mom Tells Northridge Hospital Staff How ‘Welcome Baby’ Helped Her

A mom talks to her Welcome Baby Parent Coach and Hospital Liaison at Northridge Hospital and explains how the program helped her with breastfeeding and with her psychological health, neither of which had gone well after delivering her first child.

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Video: Dr. Sean Kossari Highlights the Benefits of ‘Welcome Baby’

San Fernando Valley OB/GYN Dr. Sean Kossari tells Welcome Baby outreach specialist Mardee Jessop why he encourages all his patients to enroll in the Welcome Baby program. Specific topics include: parent education, breastfeeding, parent-child bonding, maternal depression, and helping parents understand healthy infant development.

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Five Ways to Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week #WBW15: August 1-7

World Breastfeeding Week is just days away. This year, the theme is “Let’s Make It Work,” and the focus is on supporting all working women who want to breastfeed. Help spread the word about the benefits of breastfeeding and the need for lactation accommodations in the workplace.

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‘Welcome Baby’ Mom Pays It Forward

Sarah was exhausted and at the end of her rope. That’s not uncommon for a new mom. But she was also feeling the anxiety and frustration of not being able to breastfeed her hungry newborn.

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