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
We have a support group for breastfeeding moms that meets the 2nd Saturday of every other month.
We also have free infant feeding classes.
You may also qualify for a free breast pump.
Other Helpful Resources
Free lactation consultation at Baptist Health Louisville
Mam to Mama -- doulas, play groups