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Lactation consultants provide breastfeeding support

Tiffany, Oliver and Brynn HuffmanOliver Huffman didn’t take to breastfeeding as easily as his mom, Tiffany, 29 of Sartell, had hoped. Oliver, who was born at 37 weeks, had trouble latching on and was jaundiced, which required extra medical care during his first few weeks of life. With the support of a lactation consultant, Tiffany persevered and breastfed Oliver for 16 months. Oliver is now 2 years old and thriving.

One preemie's amazing story

Mahado Ali and MazinMazin Reda has become a legend in the Somali community, not only for his size at birth, but also for the trials he overcame to become the healthy, happy 2-year-old he is today. His mother, Mahado Ali, broke her water at 25 weeks. After an emergency C-section, Mazin was born at St. Cloud Hospital weighing only 1-pound, 13-ounces.

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