About Breastfeeding

Why Breastfeed?

Breast milk is the perfect food to keep your baby healthy. As the baby grows, your breast milk changes to meet your baby’s needs.

Breastfeeding also protects the environment and your budget. Unlike formula, breast milk has no packaging and no need to heat it up. When you breastfeed, your milk is always warm and ready for your baby.

Benefits for your baby:

Reduced risk for:

  • Colds, Pneumonia, Asthma
  • Ear infections
  • Diarrhoea, Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Celiac Disease
  • Atopic Dermatitis and Eczema
  • Higher Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Type I and II Diabetes

Benefits for you:

Reduced risk for:

  • Postpartum Depression
  • Breast or Ovarian Cancer
  • Type II Diabetes

How Milk Production Works

The more frequently you breastfeed or pump, the more milk you will produce. Hormones play a key role in milk production. Every time you breastfeed or pump, your body releases the hormone prolactin. With each release, your body makes and stores more milk in the breast. If the level of this hormone gets too low, your milk supply will decrease.

Initially it is recommended to breastfeed or pump about eight times every 24 hours. It is also very important to drain your breast fully when feeding your baby. A drained breast produces milk quickly, while a full breast produces milk slowly.

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