LITTLE KNOWN BENEFITS OF BREASTFEEDING
Mother nursing son

Mother nursing son

  • BREASTFED BABIES SMELL BETTER Unlike the stinky stools of a formula-fed baby, the stools of a breastfed infant have a less offensive buttermilk-like odor. Changing the diaper of a breastfed infant is not an unpleasant task–which is fortunate, because most breastfed babies have several bowel movements a day. When the baby looks at the face of the diaper-changing caregiver and sees happiness rather than disgust, he picks up a good message about himself – perhaps a perk for building self-esteem.
  • BREASTFED BABIES HAVE NICER SKIN Many pediatricians who have developed a keen eye and sense of touch over years of examining babies report that they can often tell by the look and feel of an infant’s skin whether or not the baby is breastfed or formula-fed. The skin of a breastfed baby often has a softer, smoother feel. There is also less delineation between where the fat under the skin ends and the underlying muscle begins. The skin of formula-fed babies tends to be rougher with dry, often sandpaper-like, patches. Breastfed babies feel more solid. Researchers report that the subcutaneous fat in breast and formula-fed infants actually has a different composition.
  • BREASTFEEDING BUILDS BRIGHTER BRAINS AND HEALTHIER BODIES Not only does breastmilk build brighter brains and healthier bodies, it’s valuable to baby’s vision. Studies comparing breastfed and formula-fed infants show that visual development (called visual acuity) is more advanced in breastfed babies. This finding is particularly noticeable in premature infants. The presence of DHA may be one of the reasons for this. DHA is one of the prime structural components of the retina of the eye. As with all tissues, the better you feed it, the better it grows and functions. So, the better you feed the retina, the better the vision, another reason why breastfed babies have a healthier “outlook” on life.

3-hour Lactation Consult and Home Visit – Online registration for this event.

Lactation consultants are health professionals with special training and experience in helping breastfeeding mothers and babies. It’s much easier to have someone show you early on, before latch-on problems turn into sore nipples or problems with baby not getting enough milk. Momease Lactation consultant are available to provide home visits and some hospital visits to assist.

Please fill out our client intake form.

AA043457

AA043457

6-hour Lactation and Postpartum Doula Services – Online registration for this event.

If you’re experiencing problems breastfeeding the lactation consultant will provide the 1st visit and focus on resolving your breastfeeding problems.

First visit – (within 3-5 days after the baby is home). Newborn care to include breastfeeding/bottle feeding, bathing, infant safety, techniques to calm the newborn and understand your newborn’s needs, and organizational tips for life with new baby.

Mother care is general postpartum care, breastfeeding and rest and relaxation tips.

A postpartum doula will work with the Lactation consult and follow-up on the next visit and provide the following services.

Second visit- (when the newborn is 10-14 days old). The doula will help with infant feeding and sleep schedules, maternal recovery, parenting skills and family organizational tips to transition to life with a new baby.

Please fill out our client intake form.