Dallas, Madison, Polk and Warren Counties in Iowa
Breast milk has everything your baby needs. Here’s how it helps get your child off to a great start.
Babies who are breastfed are less likely to develop:
Breastfed babies are also less likely to die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
Breastfeeding contributes to your baby’s intellectual, mental, and social development.
Human milk has over 200 nutrients in the perfect combination of fats, sugar, and protein to help babies grow healthy and strong. Human milk contains:
Although vitamins and nutrients are added to infant formulas to make them more suitable for human babies, no infant formula can match the ingredients in human milk.
Breastfeeding helps you, too. Here’s how nursing your baby can affect your health and wellness.
Mothers who breastfeed have a decreased risk of:
Breastfeeding protects against osteoporosis, and can help moms lose weight easier.
Breastfeeding moms also recover from childbirth faster, save money by not buying formula, get more sleep, and miss less work because their babies are sick less often.