What is breastfeeding?
Feeding a baby human breast milk. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, human breast milk is preferred for all infants. This includes even premature and sick babies, with rare exceptions. It is the food least likely to cause allergic reactions; it is inexpensive; it is readily available at any hour of the day or night; babies accept the taste readily; and the antibodies in breast milk can help a baby resist infections.
The joy of breastfeeding will live in your memories forever. Our goal is to help you be successful at breastfeeding your baby. We do this by providing you with the the highest quality breastfeeding instructional resources available. That’s why I have put together this site… to help you.
The number one reason to breastfeed your new baby is because babies were born to be breastfed!
Here are just a few of the benefits of breastfeeding for babies and mothers:
- Recent studies show that babies who are exclusively breastfed for 6 months are less likely to develop ear infections, diarrhea, and respiratory illnesses. They may also be less likely to develop childhood obesity.
- Breastfeeding delays the return of menstrual periods and may aid in spacing pregnancies.
- Breastfeeding reduces the risk of breast and ovarian cancers.
- Breastfeeding creates a strong bond between mother and child.
- Breastfeeding mothers have increased self-esteem.
Benefits of breastfeeding for families and society:
- Breastfeeding saves the family budget hundreds of dollars.
- Breastfeeding saves on health care costs.