Posts Tagged: wellness

Mom and baby

Why is breastfeeding a big deal?

You hear a lot about breastfeeding in the news these days. Some moms are given strange looks. Others are shamed for making their breasts a little more visible so they can feed their child in public. So, what is the big deal with breastfeeding? Isn’t it just one of the choices for how to feed…
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A mother and newborn baby boy are indoors together. The mother is breastfeeding her baby.

What are the benefits of breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding has many benefits for mom and baby. Benefits for Mom: • Breastfeeding decreases the chance of certain cancers like ovarian and breast • Breastfeeding increases oxytocin: – When mothers breastfeed, oxytocin levels increase and  breast milk “lets down.” – Oxytocin helps with involution time, or the time it takes  the uterus to contract back…
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What is hepatitis?

In 1967, the first viral group of hepatitis was discovered. Two years later, a vaccine for hepatitis B was developed. As we have many medical advancements to better prevent and care for viral hepatitis, this group of infectious diseases still affects millions of people worldwide. Kentucky is sitting close to the top of the list…
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