ABClatino-Hablemos de Salud August-Year 1- Volumen 5 | Page 3

Breastfeeding is

a gift that only you can give

Robin Paine, Nutritionist

certified breastfeeding counselor at

HRHCare WIC Program

L e t´s T a l k H e a l t h


- It is recommended to breastfeed within the 1st hour after delivery.

- Lay the baby naked on your chest. This can provide many benefits and helps the start of the breastfeeding.

- Room in with your baby, spend as much time as you can with the baby after delivery.

If you had a c-section you can still breastfeed.

-Avoid formula supplementation and over breastfeeding your baby.

- Do not exceed the use of the pacifier, this can alter the baby's appetite.

Benefits of breastfeeding

This is a nature perfect food, complete and designed to meet the baby´s specific needs. Its ingredients cannot be manufactured. It is a living cell that helps to fight illness and helps the brain, eyes and digestive track healthy development.

- If you are no able to breastfeed the baby due to a medical situation, work with a hospital breastfeeding specialist to determine if pumping your breast milk may be necessary.

- Mothers who breastfeed, have lower risk for type 2 diabetes and certain cancers, such as breast cancer.