Choosing the Right Breast Pump

By , October 24th, 2014 | The Lactation Connection | 0 Comments

Desaree Wroblewski, RN, IBCLC, Renown Health

Choosing a Breast Pump That's Right for YouChoosing a breast pump can be a big challenge for new or expectant parents. There are so many options available and it can be a daunting task! First and foremost, consider “what is the purpose of the pump?” Many times the actual circumstances surrounding the breastfeeding process will dictate the type of pump you need to get the best results. Take into consideration things such as baby’s age, economics, if you’re pumping to establish an initial milk supply or augmenting a supply if you are away from baby, as well as how long you would like to pump.

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Maintaining a Work-Life Balance

By , October 23rd, 2014 | Exercise, News | 0 Comments

Work-Life BalanceTamsen Carson has completed the Tough Mudder an astounding three times — and she has the blue headband to prove it. And, she doesn’t plan to stop there. For Tamsen, endurance events are an important part of her work-life balance.

She ran the Ragnar Relay in Napa Valley in September and plans to build a team for the Reno-Tahoe Odyssey in 2015. Tamsen’s most ambitious goal is to compete in future triathlons to up the ante for her racing pursuits.

Tamsen, a physician assistant with The Pregnancy Center, has been athletic her whole life, but these races have really tested that natural ability. She cites Mudder elements like a 20-foot dive into water …

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