December 2012

At 39 weeks pregnant, Kelli Baker was ready to meet her baby boy. Baker had been on bed rest to prevent pre-term labor since the second week of October. “She worked hard to get this baby to this point,” says Utica Park Clinic OBGyn Dr. William Harris.

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 just before noon, Dr. Harris finished his grilled chicken before walking over from his Utica Park Clinic office to the Peggy V. Helmerich Women’s Health Center at Hillcrest South, where Baker was prepped and ready for her cesarean section.

“It was just a regular scheduled cesarean section,” recalls Dr... Read More »

Is it okay to breastfeed if the mother has the flu?

Flu season is upon us and as a reminder, breastfeeding mothers should continue to breastfeed their children even if they become sick.  Your best protection and your baby’s best protection is to stay away from large crowds of people, be diligent about washing your hands, limit the number of people who may have contact with your baby, and make sure that those who are around your baby are not sick. However, if you do get sick with the flu, don’t stop breastfeeding. Limit face to face contact with your baby, wear a mask when handling... Read More »

The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Wednesday they were taking action against the makers of the Nap Nanny, a popular product among parents to help their babies sleep, following the deaths of five infants and dozens of complaints. In media reports, the Commission says they have been trying for five months to work with the manufacturers to issue a voluntary recall, but say the makers of Nap Nanny have not been responsive to their requests. The Commission filed a complaint Wednesday against Baby Matters LLC to force the manufacturer to remove the product from store shelves and... Read More »