Breast Milk

Breast Milk

Breast milk has everything your baby needs for complete nutrition for the first six months of life.

Breastfeeding Facts

  • Breast milk is the easiest nutrition for your baby to digest. Also, they get to cuddle and be held by you, which helps them feel loved.
  • Breast milk contains all the important nutrients your baby's brain needs to reach maximum potential.
  • Colostrum provides unmatched immunity against bacteria and viruses. This makes it the perfect starter food for babies.
  • The more you nurse the more milk you'll make. Increases in the prolactin hormone frequently (every 1-3 hours) help increase milk production, so your breastfeeding milk supply can meet your baby's needs.
  • You'll know no greater reward as a mother than witnessing your child grow from your body, first in the womb and then at the breast.
  • Skin-to-skin contact assists in reducing stress because it offers your baby emotional security.
  • There are no specific foods that should be consumed or avoided during breastfeeding. When it comes to staying hydrated, just drink to thirst.

​Lactation Consultant

If you find that you need help with breastfeeding, please call the lactation consultant at (618) 257-6067.