ABClatino Magazine Year 2, Issue 8 - Page 9

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

Tips

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

- Lay the baby baked 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.

Find more info and see full video in ABClatino Let´s Talk Health

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

- 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.

Benefits of breastfeeding

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