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Breastfeeding - Providence Midwifery

Breastfeeding

As you are preparing for the arrival of your new baby, there are mapeapod_logony decisions that need to be made. Deciding which form of nutrition is best for you and your baby is one of the most important! Breastfeeding can be one of the most rewarding yet challenging times in a mom’s life. Aside from the multitude of health benefits, many mothers feel joy and fulfillment from the emotional and physical connection they experience while nursing their child. Hormone release of oxytocin and prolactin augment these feelings and produce a peaceful and nurturing feeling, as well as promoting a strong sense of love and attachment. Support during the early days is critical. At Providence we feel like it is essential to provide you with the tools and support that you need to have a successful breastfeeding relationship.  On Site Lactation support as well as phone support through Pea Pod lactation is available to each one of our patients. Click on the image to find out more info about Pea Pod Lactation and the services provided!  Following are reasons that are compelling, research-based facts about the importance of breast milk that may help you to make an informed choice.

Breast milk is BEST for baby:

  • Breastfed babies have fewer and shorter periods of illness
  • Breastfeeding is the most nutritious and natural way to encourage optimal development of your baby
  • Colostrum is a gentle, natural laxative that helps clear baby’s intestine, decreasing liklehood of jaundice
  • The superior nutrition of breast milk benefits the baby’s IQ
  • Activity of sucking enhances development of baby’s oral muscles, facial bones, and aids in optimal dental development
  • Reduces the risk of obesity and hypertension
  • Decreases the risk of developing allergies
  • Helps boost the baby’s immune
  • Protects against developing chronic disease such as celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, asthma, and cancers

TREMENDOUS Health Benefits for Mom:

  • Quicker recovery from birth
  • Oxytocin release helps uterus to shrink and decreases bleeding
  • Reduced rates of breast and ovarian cancer later in life
  • Reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and cardiovascular disease
  • Exclusive breastfeeding delays return of menstrual period
  • Exclusive breastfeeding can provide natural form of contraception if menses have not returned

Added Bonuses

  • Human milk is MUCH less expensive than formula
  • Night time feedings are much easier and don’t involve getting up to prepare or warm a bottle of formula
  • Traveling is easier, and doesn’t involve carrying a full bag of feeding equipment
  • It is good for the environment, no bottles to wash and no formula cans to throw away

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