7 Cool Facts About Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding is an incredible source of food for your baby! There are a lot of benefits to breastfeeding for both mother and baby like protecting babies against illnesses and diseases and reducing high blood pressure in mothers. If you are considering breastfeeding your baby, here are seven fascinating facts about breastfeeding that you might not know!
1. The number of antibodies or infection-fighting cells can increase in the breast milk if the mother or baby is sick. It helps babies to ward off infections more effectively!
2. What you eat can influence the taste and flavor of your breast milk!
3. The amount of serotonin increases in breast milk at the end of the day, which makes your baby sleepier.
4. Breastfeeding acts as a natural method of contraception and helps prevent pregnancy. So as long as you exclusively breastfeed, your chances of getting pregnant are low (but never zero)!
5. Breastfeeding can help protect the mother from breast cancer.
6. Breastfed babies can develop a higher IQ than those that aren’t breastfed.
7. A baby’s cry helps release the hormone oxytocin in the mother’s body, stimulating milk production in her breast!
Breastfeeding at Charleston Birth Place
All of our mothers are given breastfeeding education and support as part of the birth center experience. We also have a relaxing lactation lounge and lactation counseling available to our clients. One of those classes is Preparing for Lactation with Naomi Hambleton, IBCLC.
Preparing for Lactation
In this class you will discuss all things milk production and feeding your little one. Learn about colostrum, early days of feeding, safe sleep, nighttime parenting, diaper counting, and more!
The class offers a lot of visual material and some Q&A so parents feel more prepared after the class. This class is taught on the 2nd Tuesday of every month and is $40 per family.
If you’re interested, register through our website.