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How to prepare for successful breastfeeding
Pregnancy & Parenting Feb 12, 2019

How to prepare for successful breastfeeding

The breastfeeding journey can be both gratifying and overwhelming. Many women prepare for breastfeeding, but they may experience unexpected challenges once their newborn enters the world. Thankfully, there are many resources at St. Francis and within our community to support women with breastfeeding. Krista Kranz, an Allina Health Certified Nurse Midwife and Lactation Consultant at St. Francis, shares tips to help prepare you for a more successful breastfeeding experience.

St. Francis lactation consultant has helped thousands learn to breastfeed
Pregnancy & Parenting Feb 15, 2018

St. Francis lactation consultant has helped thousands learn to breastfeed

She's helped half of Scott County feed their babies. You may have heard this saying about Kris Beuch, RN, Family Birth Place and lactation consultant at St. Francis Regional Medical Center. If you do the math, that estimate may not be far off. Beuch began her career as a registered nurse in St. Francis' labor and delivery unit 43 years ago, and became a breastfeeding advocate soon after.

Labor Pain Is No Laughing Matter...or Is It?
Pregnancy & Parenting Sep 06, 2017

Labor Pain Is No Laughing Matter...or Is It?

There's no denying it—labor and childbirth involve discomfort; and planning how to manage that discomfort is usually top of mind for women during their pregnancy especially as the birth nears. A pain management option that's been absent from the delivery room for several years is now making a successful comeback: nitrous oxide, sometimes called laughing gas.