Monthly Archives: April 2010

Keynote Speaker: Eric Walsh, M.D., M.P.H

MOMS Orange County is excited to have Dr. Eric G. Walsh as keynote speaker at its Healthy Beginnings, Bright Futures Luncheon & Awards Presentation on Friday, May 7, 2010. In addition to being an active member of MOMS Orange County’s Board of Directors, Dr. Walsh serves as the Medical Director of the Family Health Division, [Read More]

Keynote Speaker: Eric Walsh, M.D., M.P.H2017-02-16T07:14:58+00:00

Hoag Hospital’s Community Medicine Department

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian’s Community Medicine Department In 2008, MOMS Orange County established the Dottie Andrews Leadership in Maternal Child Health in honor of its Founder for her lifetime of service and her impact on the health and well-being of mothers, children and families in Orange County.  The award is given annually to an individual [Read More]

Hoag Hospital’s Community Medicine Department2017-02-16T07:14:58+00:00

Can breastfeeding help protect against child abuse?

Findings published in Pediatrics (Feb 2009) of a 15-year study in Australia found that breastfeeding may help to protect against maternal neglect. The authors suggest that breastfeeding may enhance mother-infant bonding through release of the neuropeptide oxytocin, which helps to elevate mood and reduce maternal anxiety and physiological stress. This finding is also consistent with [Read More]

Can breastfeeding help protect against child abuse?2017-02-16T07:14:59+00:00

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect and encourage individuals and communities to support children and families. In 2009, more than 37,000 incidents of child abuse were reported to Orange County authorities. On average, 101 children were reported to be experiencing abuse everyday. Unfortunately, studies [Read More]

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month2017-02-16T07:14:59+00:00