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Nursing mom shares sweet story

Celebrate healthy start during SUPPORT AVAILABLE Santana Krise nurses her 9-month-old son
national breastfeeding month Atawit at daycare.
For more breastfeeding tips and support, entire body should face you.
Contributed by Patty Suskin, contact WIC through SPIPA:
South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency – Debbie-Gardipee-Reyes, 360-462-3227 n Relax. Try different positions –
Women, Infants and Children Program or football hold, cradle hold, or some babies
Deb Shortman at the Chehalis Tribal like feeding while lying down.
Santana Krise is a busy mom. She is Wellness Center, 360-709-1689
working full time and going to school. n Have confidence that you can
Even with all she is doing, she finds time know he’s getting the best. breastfeed in time.
to breastfeed her n Breastfeeding is convenient. No need
9-month-old son
Atawit. to mix anything, no making a bottle in the
middle of the night.
In addition,
she often is a n Breastfeeding lowers your breast
resource to new cancer risk.
moms in the
Squaxin Island n Breastfeeding saves you money
Tribe community because there’s nothing to buy.
who need
breastfeeding n Breastfeeding is nature’s way.
support. I caught These are just a few of the reasons
up with her on Santana breastfeeds.
her lunch break Question: What breastfeeding advice
when she fed her do you have for new moms?
son at daycare. n Feed, feed, feed. Even if you do not
think the baby is getting anything, he is.
Question: Why do you breastfeed? The more you feed, the more milk your
n Breastmilk is the best food for my body makes.
baby. I want my children to get the best. n Patience. It takes time to get a
(Atawit is her fourth child. She breastfed routine going with positioning and
them all.) latching on.
n It’s great for bonding. I love to look n Use pillows to bring the baby up
at his little face when I’m feeding and close to your breast. A newborn baby’s

Early Learning encourages safe water play this summer

Summer heat means people be watched by an adult, n Don’t allow your child AUGUST EVENTS
are cooling off in pools, rivers preferably one who knows to use inflatable toys or
and lakes. Here are tips to help CPR. Be sure to eliminate mattresses in place of a life Chehalis Tribal Early Learning
keep your family safe while distractions while children are jacket. These toys can deflate enrollment orientation: 8 a.m.
enjoying the water. in the water. Wait to talk on suddenly or your child might or 2 p.m. Aug. 29 ; noon or
the phone or use the computer slip off them into water that is 5 p.m. Aug. 30. Orientation will
n Be aware of small bodies until kids are out of the water. too deep for him. be in groups and will last about
of water your child encounters, 30 minutes.
such as bathtubs, fishponds, n Beware of currents n Be sure the deep and Home visit: This must be done
ditches, fountains, rain and undertows! They can shallow ends of any pool your before your child’s first day of
barrels – even the bucket you take down even experienced child swims in are clearly school. Teachers will contact
use to wash your car. Empty swimmers and become deadly marked. parents to schedule your visit.
containers of water when you’re in the blink of an eye. Our first day of school is
done using them. Children are n Your child should always Sept. 6. These events are
drawn to things like these and n Know how deep water is, wear a life jacket when mandatory if you would like
need constant supervision to be what is in it, where drop-offs swimming or riding in a boat. your child to start school on
sure they don’t fall in. are and if there is anything A life jacket fits properly if you our first day.
dangerous underneath. can’t lift it off over your child’s Call 360-273-5514.
n Children who are head after it’s been fastened.
swimming – even in a shallow n Enforce rules: No running For kids younger than 5, it also
toddler’s pool – always should near the pool and no pushing should have a flotation collar.
or holding others underwater.
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