Quantcast

Your Healthy Family: Q&A about new mom group at UCHealth Memoria - KOAA.com | Continuous News | Colorado Springs and Pueblo

Your Healthy Family: Q&A about new mom group at UCHealth Memorial North

Posted: Updated:
Group meetings for new moms benefit both mother and child Group meetings for new moms benefit both mother and child
COLORADO SPRINGS -

Today we're learning about about support groups for new moms, with the help of special Your Healthy Family correspondent, new mom, and someone who's directly benefited from a new mom's group, News5's Brie Groves.  Brie sat down for a Q&A with Sara Lavin, a registered nurse who runs the weekly Tuesday morning new mom group at UCHealth Memorial North on Briargate Parkway in Colorado Springs.   

Brie: You run the group here at Memorial North, and part of it does focus on lactation, that's what we're talking about all this week for World Breastfeeding Week, and as far as my experience goes it's not something that always comes natural so these groups are great to have.  

Sara: This group means every Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 to support moms as much as possible with breastfeeding.  We have a scale that we can we use to weigh the babies for moms who are concerned about their baby getting enough milk. Weight gain is one of the best indicators to tell is a baby is getting the nutrition they need.  It’s also nice to have a group setting so moms can talk about their issues or their successes, and what is working for them and what is not working for them.  You can come anytime to the class, there's no registration no fee, you don't have to have delivered at Memorial.  

Brie:  It's just kind of nice to be with other people who are in the same boat, so when you do the weighing for example, it's kind of reassuring.  Also if you're feeding him or if you're using formula to supplement, a lot of moms don't understand that they can do that because they feel the guilt of having to feed their baby one certain way.

Sara:  Yes new moms can be super hard on themselves, and that makes it hard on them.  Some moms can get super depressed about that things like having to supplement feedings.  

Brie:  What are some of the biggest tips that you would have for new moms?

Sara:  One of the biggest things would be to relax as much as possible, which is hard to do when it's a new thing and maybe not working out.  The more you relax the more the baby will relax because the baby can totally sense your tension.  

Brie:  How old can the  babies be or how long can moms come to this group?

Sara:  We don't have a limit on that.  We have some babies that are up walking, or that are over a year old, and some are just a week old.  Most of the moms and babies are fairly close to being newborns, or just a week old.

WEATHER
Drive the Doppler
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Palmer Lake residents on edge after cyclist homicide

    Palmer Lake residents on edge after cyclist homicide

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 1:02 AM EDT2017-09-19 05:02:18 GMT
    Palmer Lake community responds to the homicide of missing cyclist Tim Watkins. (KOAA)Palmer Lake community responds to the homicide of missing cyclist Tim Watkins. (KOAA)

    The death of Tim Watkins has turned into a homicide investigation. Watkins' body found in the very place where he loved to ride on Sunday and there remain a lot of unanswered questions a day later. This news has most people on edge in the heart of Palmer Lake, with a strong warning from the El Paso County Sheriff's Office to remain vigilant. "It's a small town, you feel safe in a town like this, that's why people move here," David Tenace, a neighbor said. 

    The death of Tim Watkins has turned into a homicide investigation. Watkins' body found in the very place where he loved to ride on Sunday and there remain a lot of unanswered questions a day later. This news has most people on edge in the heart of Palmer Lake, with a strong warning from the El Paso County Sheriff's Office to remain vigilant. "It's a small town, you feel safe in a town like this, that's why people move here," David Tenace, a neighbor said. 

  • Woodland Park Aquatic Center prices irk large families

    Woodland Park Aquatic Center prices irk large families

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 12:21 AM EDT2017-09-19 04:21:26 GMT
    The brand-new Woodland Park Aquatic Center is nearing completion of construction, with an opening day set for Sunday, August 29.  "My whole entire family has been excited about this," said Vicki Johnson-Calzadilla.  "We've been waiting for it to come in."  However, Johnson-Calzadilla is among some in the community upset with the recently-revealed fee schedule for utilization of the aquatic center.  "Now that it's here, it's just not accessi...
    The brand-new Woodland Park Aquatic Center is nearing completion of construction, with an opening day set for Sunday, August 29.  "My whole entire family has been excited about this," said Vicki Johnson-Calzadilla.  "We've been waiting for it to come in."  However, Johnson-Calzadilla is among some in the community upset with the recently-revealed fee schedule for utilization of the aquatic center.  "Now that it's here, it's just not accessi...
  • Flights to four new destinations coming to Colorado Springs Airport

    Flights to four new destinations coming to Colorado Springs Airport

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 7:02 PM EDT2017-09-19 23:02:46 GMT

    Frontier Airlines announced it will begin service to Seattle, Minneapolis, San Jose and San Antonio from the Colorado Springs Airport starting next spring.

    Frontier Airlines announced it will begin service to Seattle, Minneapolis, San Jose and San Antonio from the Colorado Springs Airport starting next spring.

Powered by Frankly

© KOAA.com 2017, KOAA.com
A CORDILLERA COMMUNICATIONS Station
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?