IBCLC Lactation Consultants w/ Lactation Loop

Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding, a natural and beneficial method to nourish and establish a connection with your infant, may present difficulties, particularly for new mothers. Acquiring appropriate assistance and knowledge can greatly impact your breastfeeding journey. 

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Benefits for the Baby

  • Nutrient rich: Breast milk is uniquely tailored to meet a baby’s nutritional needs, providing essential nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and antibodies for optimal growth and development.
  • Antibodies and Immune Support: Breast milk contains antibodies that help protect the baby from infections and diseases. It boosts the infant’s immune system, reducing the risk of illness.
  • DigestibilityBreast milk is easily digested, reducing the likelihood of gastrointestinal issues such as constipation or diarrhea.
  • Skin-to-Skin ContactThe physical closeness of breastfeeding promotes bonding and emotional security between the baby and the mother.
  • Reduced Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)Breastfeeding is associated with a lower risk of SIDS, which is the sudden, unexplained death of a seemingly healthy baby.
  • Optimal Brain DevelopmentSome studies suggest breastfed babies may have slightly higher IQs and cognitive development.
  • Reduced Risk of Allergies and Asthma: Breastfeeding has the potential to reduce the likelihood of allergies, asthma, and eczema in infants.
  • Lower Risk of Chronic DiseasesBreastfeeding is associated with a decreased risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and certain childhood cancers later in life.
  • Natural Hormone RegulationBreastfeeding helps regulate the baby’s hunger and fullness cues, promoting healthier eating patterns.
  • Easy Access to NutritionBreast milk is always available, at the right temperature, and requires no preparati

Benefits for the Mother

  • Uterine Contraction and Postpartum Recovery: Breastfeeding stimulates uterine contractions, helping the uterus return to its pre-pregnancy size and reduce postpartum bleeding.
  • Natural Birth Control (Lactational Amenorrhea): Exclusive breastfeeding can suppress ovulation and serve as a natural form of contraception for the first six months postpartum (but it’s not foolproof and requires specific criteria to be met).
  • Weight Loss: Breastfeeding burns extra calories, helping mothers lose pregnancy weight more quickly.
  • Reduced Risk of Postpartum Depression: Breastfeeding triggers the release of oxytocin, a hormone that promotes bonding and reduces stress and anxiety.
  • Long-Term Health Benefits: Breastfeeding has been associated with a decreased risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and type 2 diabetes in mothers.
  • Economical and Convenient: Breastfeeding is cost-effective and convenient, eliminating the need to purchase and prepare formula.
  • Environmental Benefits: Breastfeeding produces no waste, unlike formula feeding, which generates bottles and packaging.

We Can Help with Breastfeeding Support Needs

You’ll feel welcomed and supported, from education and preparation before birth to ongoing breastfeeding and bottle-feeding support sessions.

  • Preparing for Breastfeeding
  • Establishing a Successful Breastfeeding Routine
  • Overcoming Common Breastfeeding Challenges
  • Expressing and Storing Breast Milk
  • Breastfeeding in Special Circumstances
  • Self-Care for Breastfeeding Mothers
  • Weaning and Transitioning
  • Transitioning mental health needs into motherhood
Our committed midwives are available to offer you professional guidance and support throughout your unique breastfeeding journey. It is a remarkable experience that demands patience, knowledge, and assistance. Please trust your instincts, cherish the bonding moments, and seek professional help when needed. By breastfeeding, you are providing your baby with the best possible start in life.

Interested in Scheduling a Breastfeeding Visit?

Urgent Support Needs? Call Lactation Loop to speak with a staff member to get your questions answered and schedule a visit right away!

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