Breastfeeding

 

Support for Breastfeeding

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. 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

Breastfeeding Benefits

Breastfeeding not only provides needed sustenance for babies, but so much more

Breastfeeding Anatomy and Physiology

Learn how your breasts make milk and about the hormones of lactation. 

Breastfeeding Positioning and Latching On

Learn about different positions to breastfeed your baby along with how to recognize a good latch. 

Breastfeeding, the First 12 Months

A baby’s first year of life is amazing in terms of growth—and a growing appetite!  Knowing what to expect helps mother relax more and enjoy breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding, Common Issues

Learn about common Breastfeeding issues and solutions for you and your baby. 

Diet and Breastfeeding

The key is everything in moderation.

Breastfeeding and a Dads' Role

Learn how a partner can support a breastfeeding mom. 

Breastfeeding the Preterm Baby

Providing breast milk for a preterm baby has significant immediate and long term health benefits.  And because of these benefits, the first step is establishing a good milk supply

Breastfeeding Support and Resources

There are a number of sources for information, support and breastfeeding assistance. Links to resources.