Zika and Pregnancy: What you should know

Zika is a virus that is spread to people mostly through the bite of an infected mosquito. An infected person also can pass the virus to someone during sex, but the most alarming aspect of Zika is that an infected pregnant woman can pass the virus to her unborn child with potentially tragic results. Zika infection during pregnancy can cause serious birth defects. These include a brain deformity called microcephaly, vision and hearing problems, and stunted growth. There is no vaccine to prevent ...

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12/20/2016 12:48:00 PM Comments(0)

Breastfeeding and Work

World Breastfeeding Week WBW , taking place August 1-7, 2015, is a week-long observance that promotes the advantages of breastfeeding and its important health benefits for mother and baby. The Florida Department of Health in Polk County DOH-Polk and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children WIC support WBW by encouraging mothers to exclusively breastfeed their babies for the first six months of life. This year’s theme, Breastfeeding and Work: Let’s M...

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7/22/2015 2:23:00 PM Comments(0)