• Top of the Morning: Supreme Court Approves Building Nursing Stations Within Premises

    The high tribunal sets an example to encourage new moms to breastfeed
  • 1. Supreme Court approves breastfeeding stations within its premises

    The Supreme Court of the Philippines has granted request of some employees to set up a lactation station for breastfeeding mothers who are within the court premises, specifically its employees. While the breastfeeding area is still being prepared, nursing mothers of the high tribunal can use the medical clinic for the mean time. Just last month, the Department of Health urged companies to put up lactation stations in their offices to encourage new mothers to breastfeed. Breastfeeding is a major factor to lower the infant death rates in the country. (gmanetwork.com)

     

    2. DC elementary schools will include bike lessons in PE classes
    Public elementary schools in Washington DC will start teaching second graders how to ride a bike. After realizing that many students were does not know how to ride bikes because they weren’t taught how to at home, director of health and physical educations for the District of Columbia Public Schools Miriam Kenyon and her office bought 775 BMX bikes to teach every second grader how to ride one. In partnership with the Washington Area Bicyclist Association, the kids will also be taught in-depth knowledge about bikes and proper safety measures. (popsugar.com)


    3. Recall Alert: Recaro child car seats
    Recaro Child Safety is recalling 173,000 car seats because of safety concerns. The company is recalling two products: the ProRide and Performance Ride car seats in all colors and made between April 9, 2010 and June 9, 2015. No injuries have been reported yet. However, when the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration  tested the car seats and found that the outer shell of the car seat can crack during a crash, which would then cause the top tether to detach, which would likely increase the chance of the babies be hurt in an accident. (popsugar.com)

     

    4. No long-term effects of antidepressant use during pregnancy
    A new study published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology found that taking antidepressants during pregnancy has no long tern neurodevelopmental or behavioral effects on the baby. However, researchers also found that mothers ho took antidepressants while pregnant have a higher risk for postpartum hemorrhage and postpartum anemia. Women who are taking antidepressant drugs while pregnant should be closely monitored in order to reduce the risk of any potential bleeding. (sciencedaily.com)

     

    5. Identical triplets born to New York parents
    Giving birth to identical triplets is like beating the odds of one in 50 million births. That’s exactly what happened to Jason and Kelli Finley who were hoping to add another bundle of joy, but got three! Triplets Owen, Noah, and Miles were born seven weeks premature at the Winthrop-University Hospital in July 1, and spent 51 days in the NICU. The boys weighed less than three pounds at birth, but they are all healthy. The Finleys were earlier expecting twins, when a doctor confirmed that they’re having triplets. “We hit the genetic lottery and we couldn’t be happier,” Jason said in an interview.  (nydailynews.com)                     

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