Breastfeeding not only provides needed sustenance for babies, but so much more.
Breast milk feedings provide increased health benefits for both infants and their mothers. These benefits are due to the species-specific live cells, antibodies, and hormones that are present in breast milk and lacking in formula.
Breastfeeding has demonstrated financial benefits as well, with savings in formula and medical costs.
And lastly, breastfeeding is part of a mother’s relationship with her baby. Breastfeeding calms and comforts baby, and brings mother and baby closer together.
By clicking on the links below, please learn more about:
Support for Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding Anatomy and Physiology.
Breastfeeding Positioning and Latching On.
Breastfeeding, the First 12 Months.
Breastfeeding, Common Issues.
Dads' Role Breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding the Preterm Baby.
Breastfeeding Support and Resources.