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Infant Reflux on the Rise?

Infant Reflux on the Rise ?
By Richard Pass, RN,BS Director, Save A Little Life, inc.

When doing my pediatric CPR and family emergency workshop I often hear parents concern over episodes where the infant seems to stop breathing, causing tremendous fear for that family. In some instances a 9-1-1 call is made, particularly when the baby “turns blue” (a cardinal sign of low oxygen). These episodes are frequently associated with feeding which increases the perception that a choking event is underway.

Because of these very real fears many parents visit their pediatrician’s office and want answers. According to a recently published article in the Journal Pediatrics, there has been an alarming increase in the diagnosis of “infant reflux.” Among other things, this has been the cause of a huge increase in treatment, principally with the prescribing of acid suppressing medications (Pepcid, Zantac, etc.) for these infants.

What Is Reflux?

Taber’s medical dictionary defines…

Prepared Childbirth Intensive at A Mother's Haven

Your body already knows how to give birth - it just needs some preparation.

This one day intensive class provides women and their partners with vital information to prepare them for childbirth. This class covers various relaxation techniques as well as options for pain interventions.

Some topics include:

* Overview of Labor and Delivery/Anticipatory Signs
* What to Pack
* Relaxation/Neuromuscular Disassociation Exercises
* How to distinguish signs of true labor
* Stages of Labor
* Breathing & Comfort Techniques
* Analgesics and Anesthesia
* Cesarean Birth
* Pushing Techniques
* Delivery of Baby
* Delivery of Placenta/Clean-up
* Postpartum and Recovery

You can register for this childbirth class by calling (818) 380-3111 or by going to the online registration page.

We recommend the one-day intensive class for second-time moms who want a review or first-time moms who can't make it to the 4-week series class.

Visit us at: 16101 Ventura Blvd. Suite 230 Encino, CA. 91436 p. (818) 380-3…

Pump Rentals at A Mother's Haven

If you're pumping constantly throughout the day — perhaps because you or your baby isn't able to breastfeed — you'll need the most efficient pump around: a heavy-duty hospital-grade model with a double collection kit. These pumps have a rapid suck-and-release cycle that draws milk from your breasts at about the same rate as a nursing baby.

A Mother's Haven carries top of the line hospital grade pumps for your breastfeeding needs. The Medela Symphony breast pump rents for $4 per day with a two-week minimum. You can also rent on a month-to-month basis for $75 per month, or you can save money by committing to a longer term ($195 for three months (save $30), $300 for six months (save $150), etc). No deposit is required - just your driver's license and a credit card number on file.

Please call us at (818) 380-3111 to reserve your rental pump! It's best to bring in all of your pumping supplies when you rent your hospital-grade pump so that we can double check that yo…

Our YouTube Debut - Medela Symphony Breast Pump

We're starting video series to explain common questions that new moms have.  Our first video is about how to put together all of the pump parts for your Medela Symphony hospital-grade pump - from the membrane caps, to the tubing, to the breastshields and bottles.  All those little parts can be a bit confusing, especially when you're a sleep-deprived new mom!  So watch the video and see how everything fits together!

We rent out the Medela Symphony hospital-grade pumps on a weekly or monthly basis. Rental pumps are only $75 per month. We also sell all of the extra parts including (but not limited to) tubing, bottles, freezer bags, etc. Whatever questions you have about your pump, come on in and we'll help you out!

If you have more questions about milk supply, how to manage pumping & going back to work, etc, come in for our Breastfeeding & Pumping Support Group on Tuesday mornings at 10am. Only $10 for drop-in!

We're also going to be making some videos about h…