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Better grades and less bullying with baby as the teacher

Did you know you and your baby can help grade school students build relationships and emotional skills? Roots of Empathy is an evidence based program created to help children identify with another person’s feelings by identifying emotions they see in a baby. The long term focus of the program is to build the emotional capacity of the next generation. In the short term, it results in more respectful and caring relationships, as well as, reduces the levels of bullying and aggression.

Breastfeeding support in New Mexico

New Mexico is a breastfeeding-friendly state and there are resources across the state to ensure moms get the help they need when they need it. Starting in 1978, New Mexico passed legislation to help protect breastfeeding mothers in the state. These laws are to promote breastfeeding on-demand wherever mom and baby are. In that same year a law was passed for working moms too, that helps them to pump milk for their babies while they are away.

General surgery dynamic duo join Lovelace Medical Group

Two new general surgeons have joined Lovelace Medical Group: Dr. Timothy W. Perez, M.D., M.P.H. and Dr. David Hoang, M.D. Both are gifted surgeons who have worked together previously, giving them the experience to develop a partnership and depth of communication that will bring even more quality to their surgery practice for patients in New Mexico. They both also share the common mission of providing excellent care to their patients.

Returning to Work as a Breastfeeding Mom

Returning to work can cause you to have mixed feelings. This parenting milestone occurs when you are under sleep deprivation, learning new household dynamics and struggling with real concerns about baby care and work re-entry. Millions of women have made the same journey, and you can do this too. Be realistic, don’t try to do it all. Be kind and patient with yourself as you adjust to your new life and learning new skills.

Making the Decision to Breastfeed

Deciding what and how to feed your baby is one of the first decisions that parents will encounter over their child’s lifetime. It is important that parents receive accurate and up to date information about infant nutrition to make a fully informed decision about breastfeeding. 

What is World Breastfeeding Week?

World Breastfeeding Week honors the promotion of breastfeeding support worldwide. Celebrated annually in over 120 countries around the globe, this event occurs every year between August 1 and August 7. World Breastfeeding Week commemorates the Innocenti Declaration made by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF in August 1990 to protect and support breastfeeding.

Brown bags to bento boxes: how to make the most of your lunch

You’ve been there: soggy lettuce, crusty bread, warm veggies, oozing sacks and melted chocolate….your lunch from home. Calling all brown baggers! Lunch can be fresh, appetizing, fun and nutritious using bento boxes! 

Why choose a certified midwife?

Did you know Lovelace Health System has a large midwifery service program? The Lovelace Medical Group Certified Nurse Midwives are a huge asset to obstetrics and gynecological care for our patients. But what exactly does a midwife do? How is a midwife different from an OB/GYN?

The role of liquid calories in healthy weight goals

A calorie is a measure of the energy value of a food or drink. Liquid calories are often easier and quicker to consume and will satisfy thirst, but not hunger. Liquid calories are considered “hidden” calories because the body does not feel the same fullness from a drink as it does from solid foods.

Meal Prep 101

Becoming a #Foodie can help you meet your #HealthyWeight goals. We are getting smarter and about our food choices and there are many great resources for health-minded families. However, it can be hard to make healthy meals when we are busy. Spending a couple of hours at the beginning of the week to plan, buy, clean, prepare and portion out meals can not only reduce the temptation to mindlessly snack, but it can also help you save money since you won’t have to buy food on the go.