Benefits for Baby
Research indicates that babies who are breastfed are at reduced risk for:
- Stomach or intestinal infections.
- Chronic constipation, colic, and other stomach upsets.
- Skin diseases (infantile eczema).
- Allergy problems (infantile allergies).
- Fewer incidences of vomiting and diarrhea (20-35 million episodes of diarrhea occur in children under the age of 5, resulting in over 200,000 hospitalizations and 400-500 deaths in the U.S.).
- Obesity, developing high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, iron-deficiency anemia, cancer, and tooth decay.
- Ear infections,colds, respiratory illnesses, pneumonia, bronchitis, kidney infections, septicemia (blood poisoning).
- The varying composition of breastmilk keeps pace with the infant’s individual growth and changing nutritional needs.
- Reduced risk of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) Statistics reveal that for every 87 deaths from SIDS, only 3 are breast-fed.
- Nursing promotes facial structure development, enhanced speech. straighter teeth and enhances vision.
Benefits for Mom
- Reduced risk of breast, uterine, and ovarian cancer
- 1/2 the calories needed to manufacture milk is pulled from fat stores… can burn from 500 – 1,500 calories per day
- Decreased post-partum bleeding
- Saves at least $2,000 per year, depending on which formula you buy
- Saves time on bottle cleaning and formula preparation, increasing your sleep
- Always the right temperature, ready made
- Protection against osteoporosis and hip fracture later in life
- Reduced risk of mortality for women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been associated with total time of lactation
- Helps delay return of fertility and to space subsequent pregnancies
- Develops a special emotional relationship and bonding with her child
- Breastfed babies are sick less thus reducing healthcare costs to family in Doctor office visits, prescriptions, over the counter medicine purchases, and hospitalizations
- Moms miss less time off from work due to child related illnesses
Sarah is available for private breast-feeding consultations in Dallas/Forth or at Gentle Beginnings Birth Center in Hurst, Texas.
Serving the greater Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex area including Dallas, Fort Worth, Keller, North Richland Hills, Irving, Hurst, Euless, and Bedford.