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Fit Club at Kids First

We’re working hard and getting very excited to launch a new program later this summer at Kids First. Under the direction of Nurse Practitioner Karen Gentile, Fit Club will be five-week series of fitness for kids and classes for parents. Monday evening programming will include a kids’ fitness class while parents discuss ways to improve…

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At Your Beck and Call

In an era where reaching a live operator on a business line is an endangered practice, families calling Kids First are delighted to find a friendly (and depending on how often you call, familiar!) voice on the other end of the line. Answering the phones for Kids First are either Debbie Thompson or Kim McNamee….

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Chicago Breastfeeding Center

Planning is underway for the Chicago Breastfeeding Center, under the auspices of Kids First Pediatric Partners. The goal is to proactively assist nursing mothers and babies so that as many mothers as possible can successfully breastfeed. “It’s the big secret that no one tells you before having a baby that breastfeeding is really hard,” says…

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Eat More Fish!

To benefit fetal growth and development, women who are breastfeeding, pregnant or who might become pregnant should consume 8-12 ounces of lower-mercury fish each week (2-3 servings), according to updated advice from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The advice also suggests avoiding four types of fish associated with high…

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Mothers Get Kids Moving

A recent study in Pediatrics found that child and maternal activity levels are directly associated, with more active mothers having more active children. Maternal activity levels differed depending on mothers’ levels of education, number of children and weekly working hours. On average, mothers engaged in about the same amounts of sedentary and light physical activity…

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