Tennessee families now have a new resource to support their efforts to breastfeed babies. The Department of Health has launched the statewide Tennessee Breastfeeding Hotline, which is now available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The toll-free number is 1-855-4BF-MOMS (1-855-423-6667). The hotline is staffed by International Board Certified Lactation Consultants and Certified Lactation Counselors, and operated in partnership with Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Through your generous year-end contributions, we are purchasing 10 new monitors which check the vital signs of our young patients when they first arrive and during their hospital stay — Monitoring such things as body temperature, pulse rate, respiration rate and blood pressure helps give our nurses and staff the information they need to make patients comfortable and safe.
March is National Nutrition Month. One important part of understanding nutrition is knowing how to properly read food labels. We talked to Le Bonheur Dietitian Katelyn Wolfe, RD, who shares some simple guidelines for understanding food labels.