Call For Donor Milk:  Lee Memorial Health System Opens Breast Milk Depots

Call For Donor Milk: Lee Memorial Health System Opens Breast Milk Depots

(Fort Myers, Fla. – May 19, 2015) --- Lee Memorial Health System is excited to announce it has opened two breast milk banks located at Cape Coral Hospital and HealthPark Medical Center.  Babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) depend on this life saving nourishment to thrive when their mother’s milk is not available.  Knowing the positive impact that breast milk can have on babies for a lifetime, the health system is asking lactating mothers in the community to consider donating their milk. “Every drop of breast milk can make a difference…Read more …
Why Babies and Music?

Why Babies and Music?

by LouAnne Dunfee, Dir., Family Music Time Music is an essential element in babies learning and development. Babies are musical beings and are fascinated by music from birth. (Jen Hart) You can see right away in class that babies are fascinated when a room full of adults are singing and moving using only their own voices and bodies as instruments! We do use the CD sometimes in class but babies will learn much better without it. Research has shown that babies build some important neural connections in their brain when trying to pick out their important grown-up’s voice in a…Read more …

When do babies sleep through the night?

Babies don’t sleep through the night until between two and three years of age. I wish this weren’t true. I wish I had a magic wand that would take away the challenge of night waking, but I’m afraid it comes with the territory. The good news is that it does get better; the bad news is that it’s not over as soon as we’d like. My personal experience with four children tells me that it takes about two years for the nervous and immune system of a child to mature enough to foster…Read more …