Lactation Support for Parents
At Faith Formula, we love families. We love mothers, and we want to help mothers be successful at providing the very best first food for your precious baby. Most mothers know that breast milk is the very best food for their baby. Breast milk is created for my or the specific needs of her baby. Although most mothers know that breast milk is best, some mothers have barriers and challenges that make it more difficult to give their baby breast milk. Over 60 percent of African American mothers breastfeed in the hospital right after delivering their baby. But, by the time the baby is 2 weeks old, a lot of babies stop getting breast milk. Breast milk is the ultimate nutritional “investment” for babies.
Chocolate Milk and Cookies – A Community Forum with community leaders to discuss barriers to breastfeeding initiation and duration rates. A selection of videos from the Chocolate Milk Documentary series will be included in the discussion.
Breast milk provides ideal nutrition for babies.
Most healthcare professionals recommend exclusive breastfeeding for at least 6 months or much longer.
Breast milk contains everything baby needs for the first 6 months of life, in all the right proportions. Its composition even changes according to the baby’s changing needs, especially during the first month of life.
Breastfeeding may make children smarter.
Breastfeeding may help baby ace those tests. Some studies suggest there may be a difference in brain development between breastfed and formula-fed babies.
Studies indicate that breastfed babies have higher intelligence scores, are less likely to develop behavioral problems, are less likely to have learning difficulties as they grow older.
Breast milk contains important antibodies.
Breast milk is loaded with antibodies that help your baby fight off viruses and bacteria, which is critical in those tender, early months.
This particularly applies to colostrum, the first milk. Colostrum provides high amounts of immunoglobulin A (IgA), as well as several other antibodies.
Breastfeeding saves time & money.
Breastfeeding is free. By choosing to breastfeed, you won’t have to:
● Spend money on formula
● Calculate how much your baby needs to drink daily
● Spend time cleaning and sterilizing bottles
● Mix and warm up bottles (night or day)
● Breast milk is always at the right temperature and ready to drink.
Faith Formula is committed to reaching mothers and families with breastfeeding resources and assistance. Our breastfeeding initiative program intends to connect mothers with resources in the community so that she and her precious baby can have the support they need to be successful at breastfeeding.
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