Oneida County Unveils Baby Weigh Station

Published 08/26 2014 10:26PM

Updated 08/26 2014 10:27PM

It's a boy... Or a girl.  Either way, infants get weighed soon after birth - and many times during the first two week of their lives.

On Tuesday, the Oneida County Health Department unveiling their brand new baby weigh station.  Parents can use it to make sure their babies maintain a healthy weight in the early days and weeks of their lives.  After-all weight, medical professionals say, is one of the best indicators of infant health.

"Breast feeding is better for babies, and we want woman to breastfeed, and we want to do whatever needs to be done to support breastfeeding. And currently there aren’t many places to go for woman to go after a baby is born, to get help," says Kay Roberts, nurse.

The weigh station is open every Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. or by appointment.

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