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Breastfeeding

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for a year or more after birth. The following are short and long term benefits to both mother and baby.

Benefits to Mother and Family:

  • Convenient and cost-efficient
  • Promotes postpartum healing
  • Lowers risk of ovarian cancer and premenopausal breast cancer in mother
  • Enhances mother-baby relationship

Benefits to Infants:

  • Superior nutrition.
  • Improves brain development.
  • Reduced risk of necrotizing entercolitis (life-threatening intestinal infection).
  • Reduced risk of sudden infant death syndrome.
  • Supports a healthy immune system by increasing resistance to infection, fewer allergies, and fewer stomach upsets.
  • Decrease risk of cancers.

Other information about breastfeeding: Breast size does not correlate with breastfeeding ability.

You can return to work while you are breastfeeding. You can pump milk at work and breastfeed in the morning and night.

Breast milk is particularly good for premature babies even if it has to be administered through a tube. Women who have had breast reduction surgery or implants may have trouble breastfeeding. If you don't have enough milk, you may consult a lactation specialist or discuss supplementation options with your physician or pediatrician. Mastitis often occurs in the second or third week of nursing. The symptoms of Mastitis include breast(s) that becomes red, hot, tender, and swollen. You may also develop a fever with flu-like symptoms. Treatment with antibiotics may be necessary along with hot packs, fluids, and a pain reliever such as Tylenol or Advil is indicated.


 

 

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