Congratulations! Having a new baby is a very exciting time. You want to give your newborn the very best start. While breastfeeding is a personal choice, it delivers a lot of perks - for moms and little ones alike.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), breastfeeding may protect babies against several conditions, from diarrhea and respiratory tract infection to diabetes and childhood obesity. Benefits for moms also include decreased postpartum bleeding, early return to pre-pregnancy weight, and lower risk of breast and ovarian cancers.
Human milk contains the perfect balance of nutrients, is easy for your baby to digest and can boost the immune system. Breastfeeding proves challenging at times, especially for new moms. To help ensure your success Iowa Specialty Breastfeeding Center offers these tips: