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Infant Feeding Support

Infant Feeding Support

Feeding your baby is a relationship that changes every day.

Feeding a newborn is a parent’s first challenge after giving birth. Providing adequate support and encouragement through the critical first weeks is vitally important to building a successful bond. Consider MotherTree doulas to be part of the professional support that can help bridge the gap from birth site to home. We provide home consultations, phone support and resources. Yes, we look forward to that 4 am call because we know it’s important!

Breast Milk and Breastfeeding and Chest-feeding

Feeding your baby is a relationship that changes every day.

"Creating a Culture of Nurturing — one baby, one family, & one doula at a time."​

12 Reasons to Breastfeed

Why The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends it
  • Breast milk provides all the nutrition your baby needs.
    Breast milk composition changes from week to week, from day to day, from hour to hour, and during a feeding. It is always the perfect food for your child.
  • Nursing is convenient and economical. It can be a savings of up to $2000 in the first year. Breast milk is free, always available, always at the right temperature, and never goes bad.
  • Breastfeeding strengthens the bond between mother and child. When a woman breastfeeds, hormones are produced in her body that help her relax and bond with her baby.
  • Breastfed Babies are healthier
    Breast milk contains immunities that are passed to your child. Breastfed children get sick less often. Breastfed children get fewer ear infections, childhood lymphomas, and diabetes.
  • Breastfeeding raises children’s IQs.
  • Breastfed babies have better tooth and mouth development.
  • Breastfeeding reduces your chance of getting breast cancer and your daughter’s chance of getting it as an adult.
  • Breastfeeding is great for the environment.
    The production and consumption on formula uses a great deal of resources and produces a huge amount of waste.
  • Breastfeeding lowers the risk of SIDS.
  • Breast milk tastes great. Have you tasted formula? It’s awful. Try drinking an 8 ounce glass of it before you give it to your baby. Plus, your baby will have less allergies and a healthier digestive tract.
  • That’s what breasts are for. Unfortunately, many societies have sexualized the breast to the point where mothers don’t feel comfortable breastfeeding. Trust your body. We have breasts for a very important reason: to feed our young.
  • Breastfeeding tones the muscles of the uterus and helps a woman’s body recover from childbirth and recondition itself more rapidly.
How Breastfeeding Empowers Women, by bestfed.com
  • Breastfeeding reduces a mother’s economic and medical dependence.
  • Breastfeeding diminishes the power of commercial interests to manipulate in the advertising of breastmilk substitutes.
  • Breastfeeding confirms a woman’s power to control her own body – breastfeeding challenges the established medical models and business interests that promote bottle feeding
  • Breastfeeding confirms a woman’s unique ability to care for her infant in the best way possible.
  • Breastfeeding challenges the view of breasts as merely sex objects.
  • Breastfeeding promotes optimum infant and maternal health.
  • Breastfeeding shows children that Women are accepting of their bodies, slowly erasing issues of an ‘ideal’ body.

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