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Breastfeeding at Southern Regional

Women's Life Center Helps You Breastfeed Your Baby

Recognizing the extraordinary health benefits breastfeeding provides to mothers and babies, Southern Regional encourages mothers to breastfeed their babies.

For moms, breastfeeding helps speed up recovery after giving birth, results in less bleeding, reduces the uterus to pre-pregnant size quicker, and helps moms lose weight faster. Breastfeeding is also associated with a decrease in breast and ovarian cancer and it releases a hormone that promotes relaxation.

For babies, breastfeeding provides nutritionally perfect, easy-to-digest, and readily available nourishment. Breastfeeding also decreases a baby's chance of having allergies and illnesses, while it also promotes better teeth and jaw development.

Learning to Breastfeed

Although it seems like it might be instinctive, breastfeeding is a learned skill.

Information, assistance, and a great deal of support can help make the experience successful. We provide information and ongoing assistance for establishing and maintaining a satisfying nursing relationship. We offer professional, yet personal, breastfeeding education and support that focuses on the needs of the nursing couple and are committed to promoting positive breastfeeding experiences.