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August: “Benefits of Breastfeeding”
“A new baby is like the beginning of all things – wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.” – Eda J. Le Shan
There are many benefits to breastfeeding for both mom and baby. Breastmilk is more easily digested then formula and helps your baby gain the right amount of weight as they grow. Breastmilk lowers your baby’s risk of infection, illness, and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Physical closeness to your baby will result in bonding making your baby feel safe and secure. Simply by breastfeeding, mom will recover faster from pregnancy and delivery and reduce her risk of breast cancer. Breast milk is available fresh and instantly for a hungry baby. Plus, it’s free! Cheaper than formula by a long shot!
For local breastfeeding support and information for pregnant women go to:
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Additional Observances: National Breastfeeding Month, National Immunization Awareness Month, Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month