The Benefits of Breastfeeding

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benefits of breastfeeding

Whey, lactose, protein, growth factors, lactobacillus, IgA, antioxidants, and antibiotics: what do these all have in common?  They all are a part of breast milk.  Not only do these components provide the optimal nutrition for your baby, but they also provide them with short and long term health benefits.  This is the first in a series of classes that are offered to my students.  The first, a video that is also used by WHO in an effort increase breastfeeding rates in Sierra Leone, is free to everyone.

 

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Rachel has worked as a register nurse (BSN from University of Utah) since 2004 with a work history in Labor and Delivery, NICU and Postpartum Care. She is also the founder of New Beginnings Doula Training which she organized in 2011. When she's not busy being a mother and grandmother, she can be found reading research papers related to some aspect of childbirth.

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