Got 15 minutes? Tune in to episodes from the Ochsner On Air library of Community Health Podcasts and listen to highly qualified Ochsner Health System team members talk about the health issues that affect you. Whether you want to know more about breast cancer, joint health, pregnancy issues or general health concerns, select Ochsner podcasts to hear complex topics covered in an easy to understand, straightforward manner - in 15 minutes or less.
By Georgia Saucier, Director of Women’s Services at Ochsner
Georgia talks about the benefits of breastfeeding for both the mother and the baby, including meaningful bonding time. Key benefits to the baby are the passing along of antibodies to keep the baby healthy and lowering the instance of chronic diseases in the baby. Common questions about breastfeeding are also answered, including when to start breastfeeding, how long to continue breastfeeding, and how often to feed the baby. Georgia discusses dietary restrictions for moms when they are breastfeeding. Breast pumps and their role are also discussed.
Lactation nurses and support groups are available at Ochsner. For more information, click here: http://www.ochsner.org/services/womens/womens_services_lactation_consultants/.
By Colleen Newman , MSN
Midwife literally means “with woman” and today’s certified nurse midwives are trained as nurses with an advanced degree in midwifery.
Certified Nurse Midwife Colleen Newman discusses the role of a midwife including lifelong care for a woman, alternative birthing methods and well woman check-ups.
Colleen Newman practices at Ochsner Health Center on Summa Avenue and O’Neal Lane and can be reached at 225-761-5239.