A baby boom during July

Busy times at clinic, keeping abreast of 65 newborns

NATURAL FOOD SOURCE: Stacey Senkic with baby Lochlan Senkic at the Northeast Health Wangaratta’s Lactation Clinic.

WANGARATTA’S public hospital maternity ward had a record 65 babies born in July.

This has translated to a busier time at Northeast Health Wangaratta’s (NHW) Lactation Clinic with 100 visitations by new mothers last month.

In the first seven months of the year there were 481 visitations, well on the way to last year’s 666 figure – also a record.

Even though breastfeeding is a natural process, most mothers benefit from accessing professional, clinical advice and support at the beginning of, and during, their breastfeeding journey.

Breastfeeding supplies all of the essential nutrients for babies for the first six months of their lives.

NHW lactation consultant, Cate Gemmill, said the World Health Organisation (WHO) reports there are many health benefits for infants, including higher immunity and resistance to disease and infections, in particular protection from gastrointestinal and respiratory infections.

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