Breastfeeding has a public health benefit

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion “Breastfeeding? Why are you interested in that?” These are the things I heard from my family when I was explaining to them my internship for the spring semester. I have always had an interest in maternal- and child health, and when I saw this internship with Schenectady County Public Health Services working on the Creating Breastfeeding Friendly Communities (CBFC) grant, I jumped at the opportunity.Interning with a local county health department has given me a different perspective on breastfeeding and public health in general. Working with my mentors on the CBFC grant has allowed me the opportunity to see all the benefits breastfeeding can provide mothers and babies in our community.The CBFC grant has multiple goals, but outreach in our communities is what has impressed me the most. The grant enables us to provide multiple baby cafés throughout the Capital Region for mothers and their partners to receive breastfeeding support or just provide a listening ear as they navigate parenthood. There have been multiple moms of various racial, ethnic, educational and social backgrounds who attend. Observing them sharing their stories of motherhood is heartwarming and has broken down barriers.In recognition of IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) Day on March 7, I believe the need for trained lactation professionals to provide breastfeeding support to all families in our communities is essential. Continued support is necessary to ensure all families have access to lactation support within their community. Seeing how effective this grant has been thus far makes me excited to see how this will change the landscape of infant feeding in the future.Martha LitardoSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady NAACP calls for school layoff freeze, reinstatement of positionsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationSchenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcylast_img read more

Goals decisive as Kiladangan crowned U21A champions

first_imgThe North Tipp side powered through the first half, outscoring the Mid champions by 8 points – it was Kiladangan: 1-11(14) Holycross Ballycahill: 0-6(6) at half time.A strong breeze favoured Holycross/Ballycahill in the second half but heading into it that far adrift left them with too much ground to make up.Kiladangan finished 6 points clear – 2-17 to 17 points. Kiladangan have been crowned County U21A hurling champions for the first time in the club’s history.Two goals – one from Tom O’ Meara, and one from Bryan McLoughney in either half – proved decisive as they defeated Holycross/Ballycahill 2-17 to 17 points.Kiladangan’s first goal came in the first play of the game – leaving Holycross with an early mountain to climb. Photo © Tipp FMlast_img read more

Spanish La Liga Wrap (Saturday): Top Two Secure Wins As Atletico Falter Again

first_imgThe top two teams, Barcelona and Valencia, recorded separate victories I’m the race for the Spanish La Liga title.League leaders Barcelona maintained their four points gap at the summit with a 2-0 win over hosts Athletic Bilbao courtesy a goal in each half from Argentine superstar Lionel Messi and Paulinho.Messi gave Barcelona a first half lead for his 12th league goal of the season before Brazilian star Paulinho wrapped up the win on the stroke of fulltime.Second-placed Valencia continue to perform above expectations following their latest league win, a 2-1 victory at Alaves. Italian international striker Simone Zaza scored his 9th league goal of the season to give Valencia the lead in the first half but Alexis scored an equaliser for the home side before Rodrigo’s penalty gave Marcelinho’s side the three points at stake.Atletico Madrid faltered again in the title race to record their fourth stalemate in five games with a 1-1 draw against Villareal. Angel Correa’s 61st minute opener was cancelled out by an equaliser from Carlos Bacca nine minutes from time. Matchday 10 Results (Saturday):Alaves 1-2 ValenciaAthletic Bilbao 0-2 BarcelonaAtletico Madrid 1-1 VillarealSevilla 2-1 LeganesStandings (Top 4):Barcelona 28 pointsValencia 24 pointsReal Madrid 20 pointsAtletico Madrid 20 points RelatedSpanish La Liga Wrap: Barcelona Extend Lead With Levante Win As Rivals Madrid Lose Further Grounds With Vigo DrawJanuary 8, 2018In “Europe”Spanish La Liga Review (Sunday): Barcelona Extend Lead With Big Deportivo WinDecember 18, 2017In “Europe”Spanish La Liga Review: Villareal Stun Madrid As Atletico And Valencia Keep Pressure On Leaders BarcelonaJanuary 14, 2018In “Europe”last_img read more

Live updates: NLCS Game 2 between the Dodgers and Brewers

first_imgThe Milwaukee Brewers are on a 12-game win streak and leading the National League Championship Series 1-0 after a win at Miller Park Friday against the Los Angeles Dodgers.Preview | Scouting report | Matchup breakdown | In-game box score | Photo gallery |Follow along for live updates of Game 2 in the National League Championship Series between the Dodgers and the Brewers. SCNG’s Bill Plunkett, J.P. Hoornstra and Mark Whicker are reporting from Milwaukee.Viewing on a mobile device? Click here. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more