Breastfeeding

Why it Matters?

According to the CDC, infants who are breastfed have reduced risks of:

  • Asthma.
  • Obesity.
  • Type 1 diabetes.
  • Severe lower respiratory disease.
  • Acute otitis media (ear infections).
  • Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
  • Gastrointestinal infections (diarrhea/vomiting).
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) for preterm infants

Breastfeeding can help lower a mother’s risk of:

  • High blood pressure.
  • Type 2 diabetes.
  • Ovarian cancer.
  • Breast cancer.

Resources

Proper Storage and Preparation

How to Keep Your Breast Pump Clean

How to Clean, Sanitize, and Store Infant Feeding Items

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