Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful precious baby! We want to commend you on your decision to provide the optimal food for your newborn baby. Mammals all have species specific food with the suitable ingredients and nutrients for their offspring. Humans are no exception to the rule!
Infants who do not get the colostrum (first early breastmilk) do not get the immunological and nutritional benefits they are meant to receive. Without this protection against pathogens and bacteria these infants are more likely to suffer from potentially dangerous infections and diseases.
Breastfeeding is also crucial for bonding and nurturing. The 'love' hormone, Oxytocin is released when mums breastfeed their baby. This hormone relaxes mum giving her a feeling of euphoria thus increasing her attachment and bonding experience with her precious baby.
Breastfeeding is a natural, beautiful way to bond and provide for your infant, but not everything that is natural comes easy. Over 95% of women go through their pregnancy with a desire to breastfeed and four weeks later the percentage of mums still breastfeeding has significantly reduced. Don't be a statistic. We can provide small antenatal breastfeeding classes and individual breastfeeding education by an experienced lactation consultant. You are not alone in this journey from womanhood to motherhood. In-home consultations are available to help you once baby has arrived. Get breastfeeding off to a good start and reap the benefits for a lifetime for both you and your precious baby!
Your body has been preparing for breastfeeding all through your pregnancy. Evidence has shown that breastfeeding is highly beneficial for you and your baby. By breastfeeding you are being the best you can for yourself, your baby and the environment! Support from Adelaide Lactation Consultants can help you achieve the best start.
Best for Baby
formula-fed babies are at an increased risk for the following:
- Necrotizing enterocolitis
- Respiratory diseases/Asthma
- Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
- Lymphomas/Hodgkin's disease
- Type-1 Diabetes
- Ear infections
- Breast cancer
- GORD (reflux)
- Urinary tract infections
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Lower IQ
Best for Mum
Mums who do not breastfeed increase their risk of:
- Postpartum hemorrhage
- Postmenopausal breast cancer/Ovarian/Endometrial Cancer
- Cardiovascular disease
- Excessive weight gain
- Ovarian cancer
- Postnatal depression
- Closely spaced unplanned pregnancy
- Increased insulin for diabetic mothers