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The American Academy of Pediatrics has long advocated breastfeeding as the best nutrition for baby's short- and long-term health. In the CDC's national assessment of Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care, Littleton Adventist Hospital's overall score was above both the national and the state average in breastfeeding-related maternity care practices. We have a 95 percent breastfeeding initiation rate.
Littleton Adventist Hospital offers a breastfeeding class, breastfeeding support clinic, as well as individual breastfeeding support. Lactation Consultants or Certified Lactation Educators teach our Breastfeeding Classes. Some of these instructors are also Lactation Consultants at Littleton Adventist Hospital.
Getting it Right After Delivery: Five Hospital Practices That Support Breastfeeding
-Marianne Neifert, MD, FAAP
A recent Colorado survey data has identified these five specific hospital maternity practices that significantly increase breastfeeding durations among mothers of healthy infants.
The research on the effects of marijuana while breastfeeding is limited, but it is known that traces of THC — the chemical in marijuana that causes you to feel high — can be found in urine of babies whose mothers use marijuana. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists currently advise breastfeeding moms NOT to use marijuana.
Also, they warn that “pumping and dumping” — a common practice when a woman imbibes in alcohol then throws out her breastmilk for the next 12 to 24 hours — does not work with marijuana because the THC is stored in fat and stays in the system for a much longer time.
To learn more, download this fact sheet from the
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.
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