Support is now just a text away for new parents experiencing postpartum depression or other perinatal mood disorders. Eugene Pediatric Associates has partnered with WellMama to launch a text support program that is accessible 24/7. Parents needing help can text the word “Support” to 541-525-0495.
If your resolution for the new year is to become more physically activity, how about doing it as a family? Runs with Ross, a program started by Dr. Ross Newman to encourage kids and parents to move and be healthy, is continuing in 2020.
Breastfeeding seems like such a natural process, but it’s challenging for a lot of new moms. Eugene Pediatric Associates is one of only two pediatric clinics in the Eugene-Springfield community that has a lactation consultant on staff, to offer parents support and information on how to successfully feed their babies.
When December rolls around each year, Dr. Pilar Bradshaw and the providers at Eugene Pediatric Associates can count on one thing: lots of sick kids. “Often, children get sick at school and then bring home the bugs to their families. That’s especially worrisome if you have a young baby in your house,” Dr. Bradshaw says.
Traveling during the holidays with small children can present unique challenges. The key to smoothing any bumps in the road (or air) is to be prepared. According to AAA, 55-million people are expected to travel over Thanksgiving weekend. When visiting friends and family, planning ahead and taking a few extra precautions can help ensure a safe and enjoyable trip.
Federal authorities are urging parents and others who care for infants to stop using all inclined sleepers — even models that have not been recalled — because of the risk of accidental suffocation. Citing findings from a new study, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says the sleepers have now been linked to more than 70 deaths.