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Importance of Breastfeeding

A message from our Obstetricians and Pediatricians: 

Mothers: please consider breastfeeding your baby

  • Breast milk is a nutritious, easily-digested, balanced food for your baby, and is produced naturally by your body.
  • Breastfeeding can save you $2,000 a year in formula costs.
  • Breastfeeding may reduce your baby's risk of SIDS, ear infections, stomach virus, asthma and diabetes.
  • Breastfeeding may help you return to pre-pregnancy weight
  • Breastfeeding for a longer duration may reduce life time breast cancer risks for the mother
  • Except in rare cases, breastfeeding can continue despite a mother's returning to work, being ill, or taking medication.
  • Breastfeeding takes practice; don't hesitate to ask for help.

For more information, ask your obstetrician or pediatrician, or visit

National Breastfeeding Helpline: Talk with a trained breastfeeding peer counselor in English or Spanish. Call 800-994-9662 (TDD 888-220-5446) for support! 

Find a lactation consultant near you: 



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