Mom uses CPR to save child’s life, doctors discover hole in heart

Mom shares story of how she used CPR to save her daughter’s life

12-year-old Kylie recovering from heart surgery with her mom at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

I got trained in CPR because my job as a child care provider required it. But I never dreamed that the first time I actually used it would be on my own daughter.

It all happened just a few weeks ago, when my 12-year-old daughter, Kylie, stopped by the Continue reading →

Breastfeeding: Practical advice for getting started and being successful

Breastfeeding: Practical advice for getting started and being successfulBetween all the new moms who have been coming to my office lately, and the fact that I just had another little one myself, I’m definitely in new-mom mode. There are so many changes to deal with and skills to master as you help get this brand new life off to a good, healthy start. One of the Continue reading →

March for Babies: NICU families return to help others

March for Babies: NICU families return to help others

Julia’s daughter spent three months in our NICU. Now Julia enjoys knitting hats for other NICU babies.

At Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, you’ll find the only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the state that partners with the March of Dimes to bring in a dedicated specialist (such as myself) to help families during their time here. Our March of Dimes NICU Family Support Program offers classes Continue reading →

How to resolve negative relationships between kids and teachers

How to resolve negative relationships between kids and teachersSchoolwork is expected to be challenging, and learning how to get along with their fellow students can definitely be a struggle for kids. But what about when that struggle includes bumping heads with a teacher?

A negative relationship with a teacher can have troublesome effects on a child’s academic Continue reading →

Urgent care: Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin receives first-in-the-nation distinction

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin's urgent care earns first-in-the-nation distinction

Wilma Santiago, RN, examines 4-year-old Solomon at Children’s Urgent Care at Mayfair.

The rise of urgent care as a choice for patients has made it more important than ever for health care systems to step up their game when it comes to coordination. Making sure that urgent care providers are communicating with the patient’s regular provider is crucial to delivering the best Continue reading →