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Redlands Community Hospital .
BREASTFEEDING PROFOUNDLY BENEFITS MOTHER AND BABYS HEALTH, SAY REDLANDS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL EXPERTS A
ugust is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month
REDLANDS, CA Health professionals agree that human milk provides the most complete form of nutrition for infants, including premature and ill newborns. The numerous benefits of breastfeeding include the joyful bonding experience, the cost savings, and the health benefits for both mother and baby. Breast milk is very rich in nutrients and contains antibodies to protect your baby, say Redlands Community Hospital experts.
Nutrients in breast milk protect babies from illness, says Michelle Moya-Hordynski, lead lactation consultant. Redlands Community Hospital.
This protection is unique, and formula cannot match the nutritional and chemical makeup of human breast milk.
According to the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services Office on Womens Health, breastfeeding mothers have a lower risk of developing certain health problems in women including breast cancer, type 2 diabetes, ovarian cancer, and postpartum depression. Research also shows that breastfeeding can also be beneficial for babies by reducing the risk of a number of diseases including Type 1 diabetes, childhood leukemia, atopic dermatitis (a type of skin rash) in babies, and SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome).
However, there are also rare exceptions when breast milk is not recommended. Under certain circumstances, a physician will need to make a case-by-case assessment to determine whether a woman's environmental exposure or her own medical condition warrants her to interrupt or stop breastfeeding.
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