Breast Feeding Education and Support
Breast feeding provides many
benefits for Mother and baby.
Human milk provides the
specific nutrients meant for proper
nutrition and growth for the infant.
It also provides
antibodies that help protect the baby from
illness with decreased likelihood of
allergies and dental caries.
Breast fed babies score
slightly higher on IQ tests, especially
those born prematurely.
There are reduced rates
of breast and ovarian cancer in
Breast feeding saves time
Moms who decide to breast
feed their babies often have many questions on
how to do this successfully.
The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph
Community Health Agency offers:
breastfeeding consultations by a registered
nurse who is specially trained as a
lactation educator. The nurse can answer
questions about breastfeeding, offer
suggestions on breastfeeding techniques and
address problems that might arise
Free breast pumps if
Referrals to breastfeeding
support groups in the local community.
Offers breastfeeding articles and has a
special section of articles and videos by
well-known pediatrician Dr. Jack Newman.
Videos are excellent helps for breastfeeding
including clips for latching on and other
common breastfeeding problems
Developed to provide evidence-based
information on breastfeeding and parenting.
Easy to search.
For La Leche League International that may
help locate local support groups and their
For further information on this
program, please contact the local health agency
office and ask to speak to the lactation
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