Choosing how to feed your baby can feel like a daunting decision. We want you to know that we are here for you and can guide you through the process. If you choose to breastfeed, we will assist with ordering a breast pump/supplies and offer a breastfeeding education class taught by our Nurse Practitioner and Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Garland Andres.
Breastfeeding can be a wonderful opportunity for bonding between mother and child and also confers many benefits for the health of both. Children who were breastfed tend to have fewer illnesses in general, including lower rates of ear infections, severe diarrhea, lower respiratory illnesses, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), childhood leukemia, diabetes, obesity, asthma and atopic dermatitis. Breastfeeding can have a positive impact on a mother’s health as well; women who breastfed had decreased incidence of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, breast cancer and ovarian cancer.
Breastfeeding Education Class for pregnant mothers: All classes are on Saturdays 10 am – 1 pm.