Mommy’s Breastfeeding Guide

Mommy’s Breastfeeding Guide

Mommy’s Breastfeeding Guide

Every woman’s journey to motherhood is different, but one of the first decisions a new mom makes is how to feed her child. When you choose to breastfeed, you make an investment in your baby’s future. Breastfeeding allows you to make the food that is perfect for your baby. Your milk gives your baby the healthy start that will last a lifetime.

Did you know?

  • 75% of moms produce milk from their right breast
  • Producing breast milk consumes 25% of the bodies energy
  • Years ago, breast pump resembled a turkey baster
  • 82% of moms use a breast pump

 Benefits of Breastfeeding

  • Boosts baby’s immune system
  • Saves money, around $2000-$4000 annually
  • Helps mom heal faster in postpartum
  • Lowers the risk of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome)
  • Reduces moms risk of having cancer
  • Reduces the chance of baby having cavities later

Signs that Baby is Getting Enough Nourishment

  • Breasts feel softer after feeding
  • Baby continues to gain weight
  • 1st few days= 1-2 soiled diapers a day
  • Milk comes in= 6-8 soiled diapers a day
  • 1st month= 3 stools a day
  • 5th day= stools lighten to a yellow mustard color

 

 

 

 

 

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