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Support for Melissa’s Journey

AHN’s Jefferson Hospital Is First in Western PA to Earn Keystone 10 Designation for Breastfeeding Support Melissa Medsger could just picture it: A little more than a month from now, she’d be holding her newborn twins, Amelia and Elijah. And she’d begin breastfeeding them within minutes of their birth. Melissa had rehearsed that day in […]

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To Breastfeed or Not to Breastfeed?

Jefferson Hospital Offers Breastfeeding Expertise and Support Through Certified, Trained Nurses, Midwives, and Doctors Preparing for your baby’s arrival involves many important choices: Which obstetrician is the best? Will it be cloth or disposable diapers? But deciding whether to breastfeed or use formula is perhaps the most significant decision you’ll need to make before welcoming […]

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The Right Time to Stop Breastfeeding: Tips On Weaning

The right time to stop breastfeeding is completely up to you and your child.  There are many factors that contribute to weaning from breastfeeding such as: health concerns, work, and lifestyle changes.  Although it’s not fun to think about, weaning will eventually happen and there is not a wrong time.  I often wondered when we […]

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On Breastfeeding a Toddler

I’m one of those weird crunchy gals who still breastfeeds her two year-old. I’m just a mom doing what she thinks is best for her family. In a time of Mommy Wars and Formula v. Boobs, I’m actually optimistic that we’re beginning to cut through the crap and lift each other up more than ever. […]

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