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PCHD Receives "Bright Idea" Award
May 9, 2016...The Missouri Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Conference was held in Jefferson City April 26th and 27th. It was a time for Peer Counselors to Network and learn during a variety of talks and panel discussions. Throughout the event, awards were presented to agencies. PCHD received the “Bright Ideas” award.
The Bright Ideas Award was presented to agencies using creative strategies to impact lactation throughout their communities. Pike County was selected for this award for the collaboration with Hannibal Regional Hospital which allows them to provide Breastfeeding Peer Counselors in the hospital as well as in the WIC Clinic. The Peer Counselors are able to provide breastfeeding education and support to families before, during and after delivery.
Free Breastfeeding Class!!! Pregnant moms and their support are welcome. Tuesday, May 17th at the Pike County Health Department, 2:00 pm. Topics include Skin to Skin, Colostrum, Baby Friendly Practices, Feeding Cues, Good Latch, & Signs of Healthy Eating. Please contact Leah Diffey for more information or to reserve your spot at 573-324-2111
Breastfeeding Newsletter - "Perfect Food for Tiny Tummies"
Every baby is born with a tiny stomach, only the size of a shooter marble or cherry. Mom makes the perfect amount of milk for her baby when she is allowed to fully breastfeed her baby. As the baby gets older, the stomach grows and the milk supply increases. Breast milk is easily digested and that is why infants eat small, frequent meals. Newborns eat often, about 8-12 times a day.
Read past issues of the Breastfeeding Newsletter