Archive for August 2013

A Pertussis Shot for Mom-to-Be = A Shot of Protection for Baby

Monday, August 19th, 2013

New immunization recommendation for pregnancy will help prevent deadly pertussis in infants. In the spring of 2012, two months after giving birth to a healthy baby girl, Detroit mom Veronica McNally got sick with pertussis (also known as whooping cough). Her three-year-old son also came down with the highly-contagious respiratory infection. And so did newborn…  read more >>

National Breastfeeding Month 2013: It’s Time for Action!

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

by Kathleen Marinelli MD, IBCLC, FABM, FAAP Chair, United States Breastfeeding Committee August is National Breastfeeding Month and we have much to celebrate! The national breastfeeding community is rallying together like never before, and more families are receiving the support they need and deserve. Breastfeeding initiation and duration rates continue to climb, and racial disparities…  read more >>