World Breastfeeding Week
August 1st – 7th, 2015
Breastfeeding provides the best nutrition for infants because it has the ideal combination of vitamins, fat, protein, and antibodies for your baby to grow up healthy and is easy for them to digest. Babies on breast milk are less likely to have asthma, diarrhea, ear infections, high blood pressure, obesity, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes.
Mothers benefit from breastfeeding by decreasing their chances of developing breast and ovarian cancers, help them lose weight quicker, and are less likely to become depressed. Breastfeeding promotes lifetime bonding between mother and baby.
Friend Family Health Center offers breastfeeding classes to new or soon to be mothers. These classes provide useful information to help mothers have a successful and gratifying breastfeeding experience with their baby. Fathers are welcomed to attend the classes.
Please call 773.834.2453 for more information.
National Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month
Children’s eye sight should be checked once a year by a trained eye care specialist. School eye check-ups are not enough because they do not perform a full eye exam.
Parents should not wait until their child complains of an eye problem. Children should have exams at 6 months, 3 years, before 1st grade, and every year between the ages of 6 and 18.
Scheduling yearly exams will help monitor a child’s vision and possibly prevent eye disease from developing. Children that have red eyes, sensitivity to light, squinting, tearing eyes or eye pain should schedule an exam right away.