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Breastfeeding Slides Final with audio

  1. 1. Breastfeeding: Best for Both Mother and Baby HBHE 710 Colleen Jensen Sarah Middlemas Emily VonderPorten Slide Background image source: http://flickr.com/photos/goetter/1353787707/
  2. 2. Did You Know? • According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), breastfeeding is ideal for infants • Both mothers and babies gain many benefits from breastfeeding. (CDC) Picture by Alexander Tundakov, from http://www.flickr.com/photos/tundakov/2550864384/
  3. 3. The Gold Standard: • The “gold standard” of infant feeding is: • Breastfeeding exclusively for six months • Providing appropriate complementary foods with continued breastfeeding for up to two years or beyond
  4. 4. Amazing Breastfeeding Facts for Baby: • Breast milk is easy to digest and contains antibodies that can protect infants from bacterial and viral infections. • Breastfeeding has been shown to be protective against many illnesses, according to the La Leche League (LLL), including: – Painful ear infections, respiratory ailments, allergies, intestinal disorders, colds, viruses, and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). – Lifetime protection from insulin dependent diabetes, and for girls, breast and ovarian cancer. Picture by by dao hodac, from http://www.flickr.com/photos/hodac/308938750/
  5. 5. • When babies are born, their immune systems are underdeveloped… • 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). – Your body makes antibodies to the germs that both you and your baby are exposed to. These antibodies pass from you to your baby, protecting your baby (LLL).
  6. 6. Amazing Breastfeeding Facts for Mother: • Research indicates that women who breastfeed may have lower rates of certain breast and ovarian cancers. (CDC) • Breastfeeding delays the return of the menstrual cycle. (USDHHS) • Breastfeeding mothers have increased self- confidence. (USDHHS) Picture by Daquella manera, from http://www.flickr.com/photos/daquellamanera/2397006173/
  7. 7. • Breastfeeding uses extra calories, helping mothers to lose weight after pregnancy. (USDHHS). • Breastfeeding saves time and money. There is no formula to prepare or bottles to warm. Picture by marjanhols . http://www.flickr.com/photos/afotografia/171237963/
  8. 8. Amazing Breastfeeding Facts for Society: • Breastfeeding mothers miss less work because their infants are sick less often. (USDHHS) • Total health care costs in the United States are lower for breastfed infants than for formula fed infants. (USDHHS)
  9. 9. • Breastfeeding benefits the environment. No packaging or plastic involved! • The estimated cost of formula is $1200 per year. Breast milk is free. (USBC)
  10. 10. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Breastfeeding Blog http://milkingmothers.wordpress.com Breastfeeding Social Network http://milkingmothers.ning.com

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