April 18, 2018

Thunder Over Louisville

All of the fun and madness of the Kentucky Derby Festival starts in just two days with Thunder Over Louisville. This year's theme is "A Disco Thunder." Mike Berry, President and CEO of the Kentucky Derby Festival, and Wayne Hettinger, producer of Thunder over Louisville, talk about what to expect this year.

Early AM - Kentucky Derby Festival, Louisville Metro Police Department and Waterfront Development Corp. personnel will enforce NO TENTS in Waterfront Park
9am - Waterfront Park/North Great Lawn opens

9am - 12pm - Big Four Pedestrian Bridge CLOSED to all traffic

11am - Meijer Family Fun Zone on the West Belvedere opens and Thunder Chow Wagon opens at Waterfront Park

Noon - Free bicycle Lock-And-Walk stations (bring your own lock), Bingham Way and Witherspoon Street, Preston and Witherspoon streets and the base of the Big Four Pedestrian Bridge.

3pm - Airshow

9:30pm - Fireworks

NO TENTS, STAKES, TAPE OR PETS allowed anywhere in the Thunder venue.

Norton Children's Prevention & Wellness

In Jefferson County, 1-3 babies die each month from sleep related risk factors. Some of these include babies sleeping on their stomachs, bed sharing, falling asleep with baby in a chair or bed, and unsafe sleeping environments. Erika Janes, RN, shares information on how to make sure your child sleeps safely.

Norton Children's Prevention & Wellness Guidelines for safe sleep
-Place baby on back on a firm sleep surface 
-The crib should be bare (No crib bumpers (including the mesh bumpers), blankets, pillows and soft toys)
-Share a bedroom with parents, but not a bed (same sleeping surface)
-Never leave a baby sleeping on an adult bed, sofa, armchair, or sitting device such as a car seat
-Breastfeed for at least 6 months when possible. Breastfeeding has been shown to lower the chances of SIDS
-Offer a pacifier once breastfeeding is established (2 – 3 weeks). Studies have shown that pacifiers have a protective effect on SIDS
-Avoid exposing your baby to cigarette smoke and don't smoke while pregnant. Studies show this also lowers SIDS. Smoking is one of the highest risk factors for SIDS (after sharing the bed and sleep positioning)


Norton Women's & Children's Hospital

Jena Booker (RN, IBCLC, RCL) is a board certified lactation consultant. She's part of the lactation support team at Norton Women's & Children's Hospital – St. Matthews. Norton Women's & Children's Hospital offers a breastfeeding support group. For help, call (502) 899-6530 or visit nortonhealthcare.com.

Baby Bistro and Boutique is located on the Norton Healthcare - St. Matthews campus. They offer breast pumps and parts, breastfeeding bras, nursing pillows, etc. Breastfeeding services are available, including one-on-one counseling, breast milk analysis to determine fat and calorie content, and follow-up for infants having trouble gaining weight. They also offer services for moms with special needs such as feeding multiple children, hearing/vision impairment, or people that need language interpretation. They are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (502) 899-6530.

Norton Women's & Children's Hospital in St. Matthews offers classes through the Marshall Women's Center on breastfeeding, and classes that will prepare the whole family for a new baby; siblings, dads, grandparents. A complete list is at NortonHealthcare.com.

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