National Newborn Screening Awareness Month

Newborn Screening: A Few Drops of Blood Can Save a Baby’s Life First Written For News-Herald Media September is National Newborn Screening Awareness Month, and 2013 is the 50th anniversary of newborn screening nationally. The first newborn screening test was for PKU. Wisconsin began testing for PKU in 1965. MADISON — Welcoming a new baby … Continue reading National Newborn Screening Awareness Month

Routine Newborn Appointments May Undermine Breast Feeding

Upon discharge from birth facilities new parents are asked to bring their newborn into a pediatrician’s office several times in the first week postpartum. Bringing the newborn to a medical facility requires the postpartum mother to attend to social standards that are not helpful to the establishment of good breastfeeding technique. Getting dressed in “out … Continue reading Routine Newborn Appointments May Undermine Breast Feeding