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Fairview Red Wing Medical Center gets lactation designation

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Last year, nearly 90 percent of women who delivered their babies in Red Wing breastfed, said Ann Beckman, a certified lactation consultant at Fairview Red Wing Medical Center.


While it seems that breastfeeding is something that would come naturally to both mother and baby, it does have a learning curve, Beckman said.

"The first couple of weeks are the most challenging," Beckman said. "Once both the mother and the baby know what they're doing, its much easier."

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Sarah Gorvin
Sarah Gorvin has been with the Republican Eagle for two years and covers education, business and crime and courts. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010 with a  journalism degree.