Breastfeeding in the Modern World

Breast milk is your baby's perfect food, and there are so many ways to offer this liquid gold to your baby. As natural as it seems, breastfeeding does not come easily to everyone. You both need to learn how to do it, and there can be a few bumps in the road. 

 

Women who seek support in those crucial first few weeks are more likely to go on to breastfeed successfully for a year or more. 

 

I can offer tips and tricks to get you started, alleviate concerns you may have, and offer solutions and strategies to get over any obstacles that may arise. Successful breastfeeding looks different for every woman. We will work together to define what success means for you and how to achieve it. 

Breastfeeding Support

Breastfed babies have a reduced risk for many childhood illnesses, including ear infections, lower respiratory illness, childhood obesity, and SIDS.

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Babies that are breastfed for a year or more score higher on childhood intelligence tests.

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Breast milk is a living substance, full of antibodies to build babies' immune system, and digestive enzymes to develop a healthy digestive system. 

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Breast milk is literally the perfect food, changing and adapting to your babies needs. It also digests completely, reducing the chance of constipation and gas. 

Mothers who breastfed for at least 6 months decrease their risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, heart disease and osteoporosis.

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Breastfeeding releases the hormone oxytocin, which helps moms relax and bond with their babies. 

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The release of oxytocin also triggers uterine contractions, bringing your uterus back to its pre-pregnancy size faster.

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Breastfeeding burns calories (300-500 per day!), helping you shed pounds.

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Breastfeeding mothers are less likely to experience severe postpartum depression and mood disorders.

Women with very small, very large or surgically enhanced breasts cannot breastfeed.

Breasts come in all shapes and sizes, and this has nothing to do with your ability to successfully breastfeed your baby.

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Formula is just as good as breast milk.

Formula can certainly give your baby the basic nutrition and calories needed to grow, but breast milk has thousands of ingredients that cannot be replicated in formula, including antibodies, hormones and enzymes tailored specifically to your babies needs. 

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Bottle feeding is easier than breastfeeding.

Breast milk is always the right temperature, and always ready to go. No formula to mix, or bottles to wash. 

Breastfeeding Facts

Benefits For Mom
Benefits For Baby
Common Misconceptions

Initial consultation-$125 for up to 2 hours and includes one follow up phone call

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Additional in-person consultation-$65 per hour and includes phone and email support

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Phone support offered for $25 for the first 30 mintues, and $20 for each additional 30 minutes.

Breastfeeding Support for Westchester and Surrounding Areas

Contact

 email: sarahddoula@gmail.com

 phone:  917-539-5583

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