Office Hours

Monday-Thursday 8AM-5PM
Friday 8AM-12:30PM

Childbirth Series Tuesdays 6-9PM
2nd Saturday each month 11:30AM-6PM

Breastfeeding Support Group
2nd Saturday each month 10AM-11AM

Life Circle Women’s Healthcare
2301 North Ocoee Street
Cleveland, TN 37311
423-339-1400

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Breastfeeding 101 Class at LifeCircle

Breastfeeding 101 Class: Tuesday, August 18th at 6 pm

Bring your support people, bring your questions…Are breast pumps and lactation consultants now covered by your insurance?  Come learn the answers to these and other pressing questions regarding lactation.

August 11th Breastfeeding Support Group

Come Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week at the August Breastfeeding Support Group!!!

Help us Celebrate Healthy Moms and Babies!!! Special Gifts for All this Month!!!

Hot Topic this month: Weaning to Solids, Learn to Make Your Own Organic Baby Food!!!

Instructions and Demonstrations Learn to Save Money , Make Preservative Free Baby Food!!!

When: August 11,2012

Time:  10AM-11AM

Where: LifeCircle Women’s Healthcare

2301 N. Ocoee St Cleveland,TN

(423) 339-1400

August Breastfeeding Support Group/ LifeCircle Cleveland, TN

August Breastfeeding Support Group: Saturday August 13th 10AM-11AM

Come join us as we welcome guest speaker Syvannah Jones who will be discussing going “green” with cloth diapering she will bring several sample brand’s so that you can decide what might work best for your family.  We will also be answering all of your breastfeeding questions.  Corrine Freeman car seat safety expert from the Starfish Project will also be on had to check car seats at 11AM.

LifeCircle will be closed on Monday July 4th.

LifeCircle will be closed on Monday July 4th.  We will re -open on Tuesday July 5th.  Have a Safe Holiday Weekend!!!

LifeCircle Breastfeeding Support Group Meeting -June 2011

BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP MEETING – JUNE 2011

 

HOT TOPICS INCLUDED:

 

REFLUX (GER/GERD): GER (or GERD) is gastroesophageal reflux in babies that is like heartburn or acid reflux in adults.  It can be very mild to very painful. We discussed that typically, when a baby has reflux, the baby will arch its back, but that could also signify a need to burp. Here are some of the tips to hopefully help babies with reflux concerns. Try:

  • offering a paci for at least 20 minutes after each feeding
  • to be sure to burp the baby more frequently during each feeding (Suggested for the little ones, to try burping the baby laying high on your shoulder and rubbing its back upwards on the side (not on the spine) or patting its bottom to help encourage the burp.)
  • to ensure that you are nursing long enough for the baby to get the heavier hind-milk down (This was particularly suggested for the Mom whose baby was wanting to eat every hour, to which, she may wish to try switch-nursing-helps keep baby awake. Encouraged her to refer to www.kellymom.com  for more references on that.)
  • to avoid foods that may cause the reflux. Keep in mind things like onions, garlic, caffeine, teas, sodas, hearty greens, etc can aggravate reflux. One Mom shared items she removed that helped her baby were orange juice and tomatoes, and tomato based dishes.
  • nursing baby in a calm environment where the feeds can be uninterrupted.
  • swaddling the baby during the feed to help keep the baby calm and still, along with wearing socks to help with sensory issues that may be keeping baby from focusing on eating.
  • nursing the baby so the baby is at an incline during the feed at not laying baby down right after a feeding.

Also, Mom’s, if you happen to have these books on hand, they also have some tips for helping with GERD/Reflux. Check out “What to Expect the First Year”, “The Happiest Baby on the Block” and “The Baby Whisperer.”

 

FAST LET DOWN: Mom’s with a fast let down of their milk were encouraged to nurse the baby laying down in the bed with the baby beside them or in a very reclined position with the baby on their chest/tummy so the flow was not as fast. This could also help with reflux symptoms as well. Once again referred to www.kellymom.com for specific tips. Mom’s can also try compression as explained on Jack Newman’s website.

 

Sometimes Mom’s may experience symptoms of a fast let down and reflux together. It could possibly be that your baby is getting hungry and doesn’t want to wait to eat and once at the breast may also swallow air with the first portion of the feed causing air to get into the belly and needing to burp right into a feeding. For Mom’s in this case, they are encouraged to anticipate the baby’s feedings and offer the breast immediately if feeding on demand and try to follow baby’s routine closely. Charting the baby’s feedings for a week or more may help identify a routine to better help Mom’s know when to expect the feedings. If done in conjunction with what foods you eat, could also help Mom’s identify what foods may be aggravating the reflux in baby as well.

 

TEETHING/BITTING: For baby’s wanting to put some teeth into their feedings, Mom’s were encouraged to offer teething rings before a feed as well as offer a teething biscuit (if age appropriate) before a feeding to hopefully help baby alleviate some of the desire to bite during a feeding. Also, pain numbing gels and pain relievers were not helping one Mom and some suggested trying the Amber Teething Necklace. Little Twigs www.thelittletwigboutique.com (call first to ensure availability) on Manufacturers Road, in north Chattanooga carries them as well as available online.

 

CLOTH DIAPERING: A few mom’s discussed cloth diapering and a mom suggested that if you wanted to give it a try it you could type in “cloth diaper trial” in your online search engine. She said one of the first ones you hit, offer to send you a variety of diapers for $160 and you then send them back once you’ve tried them for up to 3 weeks and they will issue you back $140. Said that could be an easy way to try cloth diapering without going overboard on an investment that you may not be sure about doing as well as help you decide what brand may work best for you.

 

SEE YOU NEXT TIME ON JULY 9TH AT 10:00 A.M. AT LIFECIRCLE!

Organic Gardening, LifeCircle, Cleveland TN

Dr Cheryl Buchwalter spoke with the MOMS Club of Cleveland,TN on April, 7th on the topic of Organic Gardening.  All in attendance were given a list of the fruits and vegetables that have the most pesticides in them when purchased at the grocery store.  She then discussed based on that list the foods we may want to grow ourselves organically.  She shared her organic seeds with the group, my favorite… her famous pie pumpkins.  She also shared her famous pumpkin pie receipe.  She gave several helpful hints about when to plant our seeds and information on organic fertilizers, ect.   She brought samples for everyone of her famous green chilie salsa…DELICIOUS !… watch the blog for the upcoming receipe.  Not only is Dr Cheryl Buchwalter a caring and compassionate doctor and mother but she is caring about the environment with her organic gardening.  To meet or schedule an appointment with Dr Buchwalter call 339-1400. 

Breastfeeding Support Group:LifeCircle, Cleveland,TN

Saturday February 12th at 10am LifeCircle will be hosting the Bradley County Breastfeeding Support Group.  This month’s group will be a round table discussion to answer your breastfeeding questions.  We will also bring you highlights from the latest breastfeeding research that we just learned about at last weekends CLE training.  We will also be asking for volunteers and suggestions for the upcoming baby fair.

Breastfeeding Support Group, Cleveland TN

Saturday January 8th at 10AM is the Breastfeeding Support Group offered by LifeCircle Women’s Healthcare, Cleveland,TN.

January’s Guest Speaker will be Dr Terry Smith from Erlanger.  Dr Terry Smith will be speaking to the group about Food Allergies in children and the importance of Vitamin D supplementation in Breastfed Infants. 

This is a free support group and open to all breastfeeding mothers and expecting mothers.

For more information contact LifeCircle @ 339-1400.

Childbirth Class/Breastfeeding Support Group Cleveland, TN

REMINDER:  SATURDAY NOVEMBER 13th

Breastfeeding Support Group 10AM – Guest Speaker: Starfish Project’s Corrine Freeman

Childbirth Class 11:30AM-6:00PM  – Remember to bring 2 pillows and a blanket / and your car seat if you already have it as we will be doing car seat safety checks.

Breastfeeding Support Group, Cleveland TN

Breastfeeding Support Group of Bradley County will meet on Saturday October 9th 2010 at 10AM the guest speaker will be Benchmark Physical Therapy they will highlight ways to prevent neck and shoulder strain while breastfeeding.  There will also be a Q&A session for all breastfeeding questions.