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Breastfeeding is the healthiest way to feed your baby and is best infant health and development.Breast milk provides ongoing vital nutrients to protect your baby from illness. In addition, there are benefits for mothers who have gestational or Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends breastfeeding exclusively for 6 months, no formula or baby food unless a medical necessity, and continued breastfeeding for at least 12 months or longer if the mother and baby still enjoy the experience.Breastfeeding is best for your and baby for the following reasons.
The benefits for baby are:
The benefits for the mother are:
For more information, take the breastfeeding class at University Hospital: (513) 584-BABY (2229). If you have questions about breastfeeding or want to rent/purchase a good quality breast pump, please call: (513) 584-5256.
Tips for Breastfeeding Moms Taking Insulin
Report any signs or symptoms of a breast infection (mastitis) to your healthcare provider.
Contact Your Healthcare Provider:
American Academy of Pediatrics - breastfeeding information.Please visit the AAP website at www.aap.org.
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