Your Breasts are Getting Ready to Produce Milk.
Your breasts are becoming fuller and are getting ready to make colostrum. Colostrum is also called “Liquid Gold.” It is the first milk that your baby will receive and is high in protein, antibodies, vitamins
and minerals. The antibodies provide protection for the baby from bacterial and viral illnesses.
Exclusive Breastfeeding. You Can Do This!
“The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reaffirms its recommendation of exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months, followed by continued breastfeeding as complementary foods are introduced, with the continuation of breastfeeding for 1 year or longer as mutually desired by mother and infant.” (AAP 2012)
Doctors recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months. It provides a wide variety of benefits to mom and baby.
Breastfeeding should be comfortable. We provide lactation support, both inpatient and outpatient, to assist with your goal of exclusive breastfeeding.
You can continue to breastfeed after going back to work. Insurance companies provide breast pumps free of charge.
Plan to exclusively breastfeed. Feeding your baby with only breastmilk is extremely important for establishing a good milk supply.