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Breastfeeding:  Best for Both Mother and Baby By: Dave Jay S. Manriquez RN. Slide Background image source:  http://flickr....
The Gold Standard: <ul><li>The “gold standard” of infant feeding is:  </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Breastfeeding exclusively ...
Did You Know? <ul><li>According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), breastfeeding is ideal for infants </li></ul><ul>...
Amazing Breastfeeding   Facts for Baby: <ul><li>Breast milk is easy to digest and contains antibodies that can protect inf...
<ul><li>When babies are born, their immune systems are underdeveloped…  </li></ul><ul><li>Through breastfeeding you pass y...
Amazing Breastfeeding    Facts for Mother: <ul><li>Research indicates that women who breastfeed may have lower rates of ce...
<ul><li>Breastfeeding uses up extra calories, helping mothers to lose weight after pregnancy. (USDHHS). </li></ul><ul><li>...
<ul><li>Breastfeeding mothers miss less work because their infants are sick less often.  (USDHHS) </li></ul><ul><li>Total ...
<ul><li>Breastfeeding benefits the environment. </li></ul><ul><li>No packaging or plastic involved!  </li></ul><ul><li>The...
<ul><li>FOR MORE INFORMATION:  </li></ul><ul><li>Breastfeeding Blog </li></ul><ul><li>http://milkingmothers.wordpress.com/...
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  1. 1. Breastfeeding: Best for Both Mother and Baby By: Dave Jay S. Manriquez RN. Slide Background image source: http://flickr.com/photos/goetter/1353787707/
  2. 2. The Gold Standard: <ul><li>The “gold standard” of infant feeding is: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Breastfeeding exclusively for six months </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Providing appropriate complementary foods with continued breastfeeding for up to two years or beyond </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Did You Know? <ul><li>According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), breastfeeding is ideal for infants </li></ul><ul><li>Both mothers and babies gain many benefits from breastfeeding. (CDC) </li></ul>Picture by Alexander Tundakov, from http://www.flickr.com/photos/tundakov/2550864384/
  4. 4. Amazing Breastfeeding Facts for Baby: <ul><li>Breast milk is easy to digest and contains antibodies that can protect infants from bacterial and viral infections. </li></ul><ul><li>Breastfeeding has been shown to be protective against many illnesses, according to the La Leche League (LLL), including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Painful ear infections, respiratory ailments, allergies, intestinal disorders, colds, viruses, and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lifetime protection from insulin dependent diabetes, and for girls, breast and ovarian cancer. </li></ul></ul>Picture by by dao hodac, from http://www.flickr.com/photos/hodac/308938750/
  5. 5. <ul><li>When babies are born, their immune systems are underdeveloped… </li></ul><ul><li>Through breastfeeding you pass your antibodies on to your baby, helping to keep your baby healthy and grow their immune system faster than bottle-fed babies (LLL). </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your body will also make and pass back to your baby antibodies to germs that they are exposed to and pass to you, helping to protect your baby (LLL) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Amazing Breastfeeding Facts for Mother: <ul><li>Research indicates that women who breastfeed may have lower rates of certain breast and ovarian cancers. (CDC) </li></ul><ul><li>Breastfeeding delays the return of the menstrual cycle. (USDHHS) </li></ul><ul><li>Breastfeeding mothers have increased self-confidence. (USDHHS) </li></ul>Picture by Daquella manera, from http://www.flickr.com/photos/daquellamanera/2397006173/
  7. 7. <ul><li>Breastfeeding uses up extra calories, helping mothers to lose weight after pregnancy. (USDHHS). </li></ul><ul><li>Breastfeeding saves time and money. There is no formula to prepare or bottles to warm. </li></ul>Picture by marjanhols . http://www.flickr.com/photos/afotografia/171237963/
  8. 8. <ul><li>Breastfeeding mothers miss less work because their infants are sick less often. (USDHHS) </li></ul><ul><li>Total health care costs in the United States are lower for breastfed infants than for formula fed infants. (USDHHS) </li></ul>Amazing Breastfeeding Facts for Society:
  9. 9. <ul><li>Breastfeeding benefits the environment. </li></ul><ul><li>No packaging or plastic involved! </li></ul><ul><li>The estimated cost of formula is $1200 per year. Breast milk is free. (USBC ) </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>FOR MORE INFORMATION: </li></ul><ul><li>Breastfeeding Blog </li></ul><ul><li>http://milkingmothers.wordpress.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Breastfeeding Social network http://milkingmothers.ning.com </li></ul>

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