Who Can Breastfeed? Why Breastfeed?

mother and baby

Who can breastfeed?

  • Working mothers
  • Mothers of multiples
  • Mothers who want to nurse
  • Mothers of premature infants
  • Mothers of babies in special situations

Why breastfeed?

  • Helps calm and soothe your baby while building a special bond
  • It provides all the nutrients needed and in the right amounts for your baby
  • Breast milk is ready and available with nothing to buy, carry, heat or measure
  • Provides protection against illness, allergies, earaches, diarrhea and tooth decay
  • It is easy for your baby to digest so they experience less diarrhea, constipation and spitting up

Patient Stories

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