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August 2021

Health and wellness observances and featured health topics

Breastfeeding awareness

Breastfeeding is beneficial for mom and baby for many reasons. In addition to creating time to relax and emotionally bond with your baby through skin-to-skin, physical closeness, and eye contact, breast milk is easier to digest than formula and provides baby with all the nutrients he/she needs for the first 6 months of life. Breast milk contains antibodies that help your baby fight off viruses and bacteria. Breastfeeding allows Breastfeeding provides benefits to the mother by decreasing the mother’s risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and much more.

At Crossing Rivers Health, we are proud to offer Lactation Consultants, Counselors, and OB staff that provide encouragement and empowerment during your breastfeeding journey. In order to be prepared and educated for an optimal breastfeeding journey, we suggest you meet with a member of our lactation support team prior to delivery.

Meet our Lactation Support Team

Immunization awareness

Crossing Rivers Health and Crawford County Health and Human Services would like to take this opportunity to encourage parents and guardians to immunize their children. One of the most important things a parent can do to protect their child’s health is getting their child vaccinated according to the recommended immunization schedule.

Immunizations have reduced most of these diseases to very low levels in the United States. However, some of these diseases are still common in other parts of the world. Travelers can bring these diseases into this country. Without immunizations, these infections could quickly spread here. Immunizations also help people who cannot be vaccinated or who do not respond to vaccines if those around them are vaccinated.

Learn more about vaccinations

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