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Breastfeeding FAQs: “How Often Should I Nurse?” and More Questions for New Moms

At Burdett Birth Center, we believe that evidence-based lactation care is every family’s right. In this installment, we address nursing frequency, cues that babies are ready to be fed and how long mothers should breastfeed their babies.

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Great News: We’re Now “Burdett Birth Center”!

We’re happy to share with you that we’ve changed our name from “Burdett Care Center” to “Burdett Birth Center.” Since we’re Rensselaer County’s only maternity hospital, we wanted our name to reflect our primary focus: providing personalized birth experiences. The new name, effective January 3, does that.

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‘Tis the Season: Our Favorite Holiday-Themed Pregnancy Announcements!

We scoured the internet, to find and share our favorite pregnancy announcements that’ll help make the holidays a bit merrier and brighter. Whether it’s in person, through a holiday card or via your Facebook page, these creative announcements are sure to put a smile on your loved ones’ faces!

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Protecting Children & Pregnant Women from the Flu

It’s flu season and while no one wants to get sick, for children and expectant mothers the flu can be especially debilitating.

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New Breastfeeding Regulations Coming to NYS in 2017

Beginning in January, one of the top goals of the New York State Prevention Agenda will be increasing the percentage of infants who are exclusively breastfed, while reducing disparities.

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AAP’s Updated Safe Sleep Guidelines: Room-Sharing to Prevent SIDS

Since the launch of the Safe to Sleep campaign in 1994, the incidence of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, in the United States has dropped by more than 50%. The latest AAP guidelines have a new emphasis on room-sharing to further reduce the occurrence of SIDS.

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Pregnancy Nutrition 101: Diet & Nutritional Recommendations for Moms-To-Be

A healthy, well-balanced diet is important at every stage of life, but for women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, eating right is critical to the health of both mother and baby. While some nutrition tips are recommended for everyone, mothers-to-be should be conscious of a number of mom-specific healthy eating guidelines.

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Newborn Screening: What Do You Need to Know?

You’ve been counting down the days until your new baby’s arrival and it’s finally come and gone. The birth went smoothly and now you’re ready to go home with the newest addition to your family, but there’s one last thing to take care of – your baby’s newborn screening.

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Meet Maureen Murphy, MS, CM and LM at Burdett Birth Center

The births of Maureen Murphy’s children changed the course of her career. After her son and daughter were born into the hands of midwives, Maureen was inspired to become a midwife so she, too, could provide patient-centered, family-focused care for women. Now, over a decade later, Maureen has impacted the lives of women and their families throughout the Capital Region and as far away as Haiti.

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From Birth Plans to Pullout Beds: First-Time Parents on Their Experience at Burdett Birth Center

Sarah and Michael learned firsthand that when it comes to labor and delivery, things don’t always go according to plan.

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