There are a lot of articles out there regarding breastfeeding. Some concentrate on the nutritional aspects, others focus on the health benefits. But as a mother who breastfed all 3 of her children, I can assure you there is so much more!
Fact: Human milk is meant for human babies.
Recent research has shown us that we have not even scratched the surface of knowing all the ins and outs of breast milk. Yes, we know some of what it is made up of, but we still haven’t figured out how its chemical make-up can change to meet the changing needs of each infant.
Fact: Breastfeeding is more than nutrition.
Breastfeeding is an emotional experience that forever affects the relationship between mother and infant. It is impossible to gaze into your newborns eyes while breastfeeding and not connect at a soulful level.
Fact: Breastfeeding provides both moms and babies health benefits.
Babies that are breastfed receive anti-bodies that protect them from many different germs that can cause everything from diarrhea to ear infections. Mothers who breast feed have lower rates of breast cancer.
Fact: Breastfeeding is convenient.
Breastmilk is available immediately, at the right temperature and the right amount.
Fact: Breastfeeding is not always easy.
Sometimes our different situations affect how either mom or baby adjusts to breastfeeding, or different infants may have anatomical differences that make breastfeeding more challenging.
Fact: Bloomin’ Babies Birth Center staff provides information, education, support and encouragement to make your breastfeeding experience successful.
The quiet and warm environment of our birthing rooms provide you the best possible start on breastfeeding. We recognize that it takes time and effort to learn to breastfeed. We are available 24/7 to give you breastfeeding support as you and baby learn this skill.
Breastfeeding. Is it the best? We think so and are here to help you discover the joys of breastfeeding.
Get more information about breast feeding from LaLeche League.