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Breastfeeding

Our certified lactation consultants are available to help and support you - before and after your delivery.

Breast milk is the gold standard in nutrition for babies. Deciding to breastfeed your baby is an important decision and one that will give your baby the very best start.

Breastfeeding not only helps you and your baby to bond but it provides complete nutrition for your child.  It has all the nutrients, calories and fluids your baby needs to be healthy.  Breast milk helps promote brain development and can help fight infection. Research indicates that it helps protect against obesity, diabetes, sudden infant death, asthma and other serious health issues.

There are benefits for you too. Breastfeeding can help you burn more calories, return to your pre-pregnancy self and reduce your risk of ovarian and breast cancers.

Breastfeeding your baby is a natural choice but it may not always come naturally. Our certified lactation consultants (nurses who have advanced training in breastfeeding management) can help.  They are available for questions before you deliver your baby and can provide hands on assistance after you deliver.  Our Lactation Program is a great place to turn to after you leave the hospital for additional support.

 

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