For help or questions, call 624-6012.
Located at 400 W. Mineral King, Visalia, CA -- Mother Baby Unit, 3rd floor of the Acequia Wing
- Latch difficulties
- Slow weight gain
- Baby not regained birth weight at 2 weeks
- Sore nipples
- Decrease in milk supply
- Severe engorgement
- Free Weight checks
The American Academy of
Pediatrics recommend exclusive breastfeeding for at least the first 6 months
from birth and beyond for as long as mutually desired by mother and child. But
your baby benefits from any amount of breast-feeding you can do.
Benefits of Breastfeeding
Breast milk is the most complete form of
nutrition for infants. A mother's milk has just the right amount of fat,
sugar, water, and protein that is needed for a baby's growth and
- As a result, breastfed infants grow exactly
the way they should. This may result in being less overweight later in
- Premature babies do better when breastfed
compared to premature babies who are fed formula.
- Breastfed babies score slightly higher on IQ
tests, especially babies who were born prematurely.
Nursing uses up extra calories, making it
easier to lose the pounds of pregnancy. It also helps the uterus to get
back to its original size and lessens any bleeding a woman may have after
- Breastfeeding lowers the risk of breast and
ovarian cancers, and possibly the risk of hip fractures and osteoporosis
- Breastfeeding makes your life easier. It saves
time and money. You do not have to purchase, measure, and mix formula.
There are no bottles to warm in the middle of the night!
- Breastfeeding can help a mother to bond with
her baby. Physical contact is important to newborns and can help them feel