Breastmilk, the best source of nutrition for most infants
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding as the sole source of nutrition for your baby for about six months. You can continue it for as long as both you and baby desire it. Often called “liquid gold,” breastmilk can also reduce the risk for certain health conditions for both you and your baby. While nursing is the most natural way to feed a baby, it does not always come naturally. We’re here to help at every step of the journey, prenatally to weaning!
Child Care Answers Breastfeeding Support Services
As you transition back to work after the birth of your baby, it can be an emotional time. If you are a nursing mother, this time may present yet another set of challenges. That’s why it’s so important to build a relationship with your infant’s teachers and caregivers. A child care environment that nurtures breastfeeding can make a big difference in helping as you continue to breastfeed when you return to work. Choosing a program that is breastfeeding-friendly can increase the length of time you can breastfeed your baby, helping you reach your personal breastfeeding goals.
Our certified lactation counselor can help you in this transition by:
- Connecting you to breastfeeding-friendly child care programs
- Helping your baby transition to taking a bottle, including introducing paced bottle feeding
- Supporting you with pumping
- Providing educational materials to share with your child care program
- Connecting you to lactation support groups
- And so much more!