Lifelong good health begins in the womb with healthy mothers and in the neonatal and infant stages with breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is a great way to ensure better health for baby and mother, and has good effects that last throughout life for both. Studies have shown that babies who breastfeed are less likely to develop allergies, have fewer ear infections, and have better dental health. Breastfed babies are also less likely to grow up over-weight or develop diabetes later in life.
Breastfeeding also has benefits for the mother, facilitating a closer bond between mother and child while supporting weight loss after the birth of the child. Studies have also shown that women who breastfed have fewer pre-menopausal cancers and less incidence of osteoporosis later in life.
Support for Breastfeeding Moms
Mother's Milk Club is for pregnant and breastfeeding moms and their children. This support group meets once a month and is led by a lactation peer counselor (other moms who are are have breastfed their babies).
Okolona Library, 7709 Preston Hwy, second Saturday of each month, 10:30 a.m.
Iroquois Library, 601 W. Woodlawn Ave, fourth Tuesday of each month, 10:30a.m.
For questions or more information call 574-6676.
WIC Free Infant Feeding Classes
Grandparents, fathers, supporters are welcome. Attend a class and find out if you qualify for a free electric breast pump.
Free lactation consultation at Baptist Health Louisville