Pregnancy

Major milestone: Breast milk depot opens at St. Cloud Hospital
When Lauren Line donated around 1,000 ounces of breast milk, the Sartell nurse practitioner drove 45 minutes to Cambridge, the nearest site accepting donations. For other breastfeeding mothers in Central Minnesota, donating excess breast milk may have involved driving to the Twin Cities or finding dry ice to ship their milk.

Now, though, making such donations is much more convenient. Since March 27, people have been able to drop off donated milk at St. Cloud Hospital's milk depot. The milk is intended for medically vulnerable infants in need. Read the entire St. Cloud Times story.
Inspire a love of reading
It is never too early to read to your children. Reading to infants teaches the skills for listening, handling books and recognizing different sounds. The first few years of life are critical to brain development and can set the foundation for future success. See tips on how to make reading fun from Evan Dyce, APRN, CNP, Family Medicine, CentraCare Clinic – Big Lake.
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