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.
Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital is thrilled to announce the return of Le Bon Appetit, a culinary fundraiser presented by Chef Kelly English, Owner of Restaurant Iris and The Second Line in Memphis, Tenn.
Mary Shainberg has donated her time, talent and resources to Le Bonheur for many years. An avid Le Bonheur advocate and supporter, Mary was recently honored as one of The Commercial Appeal's Nine Over 90.
In the last year, generous donations have allowed Le Bonheur to make investments in the pulmonary department. The program helps children who suffer from cystic fibrosis, sleep disorders, asthma and other lung disorders. Our team of five board-certified physicians work alongside nurse practitioners, nurses, respiratory therapists, nutritionists and others to make sure children in our region can function at their highest level.