For My Baby, For Me
Breastfeeding is more than just food. It provides the best start for your baby, is an essential part of overall health, and will link you and your baby with an unbreakable bond. Breastfeeding creates a relationship that provides protection, nurturing, and comfort.
Pediatricians recognize how important breastfeeding is for your baby. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding through the first 12 months and beyond as breast milk will continue to provide health benefits.
Important For You
Breastfeeding your baby releases hormones that allow you and your baby to bond in a very special way. The calming effect of these hormones will help your baby to sleep and you to relax.
Important For Baby
Breast milk is nature’s perfect food. The ingredients in breast milk cannot be manufactured. It has ingredients that ensure proper brain and eye development and a healthy immune system and digestive tract. The benefits of breast milk continue to promote normal healthy growth long after breastfeeding ends. Infants who are breastfed have healthier weights as they grow, and score higher on IQ tests.
Important For Your Family
You and your baby are not the only ones who benefit from the breastfeeding experience. The whole family will be proud when your baby gets the best start in life.
Important For Our World
Formula cans and packaging add to solid waste in landfills, as does packaging from bottles. Unlike formula, breastfeeding is 100% natural and needs no manufacturing. It produces no waste, plastics, or leftovers. Breastfeeding is important for the environment.