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 →

How 1 decision saved 5 lives: The importance of organ donation

Operating room at Children's Hospital of WisconsinWhen one of our patients sadly passed away last fall, his parents made the difficult but heroic decision to donate his organs. That selfless act set into motion a series of events that had never been seen before at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Through the organ recovery process, organs were determined to be a match with five patients at Continue reading →