Happy Mothers, Breastfed Babies

All expectant, new, and experienced mothers and children are invited to attend.

Meetings are held on the third WEDNESDAY

of each month

10:00 AM at First Christian Church

on Rivermont Avenue.

Park in the back. The meeting is on the 3rd floor.

Come join us for mother-to-mother breastfeeding support and friendship. See you there!

Meeting Place

Meeting Place
Park in the back lot and go through these doors.

Meeting Room

Meeting Room
We meet on the 3rd floor, on the right.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Advantages of Breastfeeding

Happy almost summer! While we settle into June, I want to return to a fun conversation we had at our May gathering. The set topic of the May meeting was the advantages of breastfeeding. We usually have a mix of experienced moms and new moms of one, so we generally run the gamut of reasons to breastfeed during this topic. A few favorites:

Babe receives comfort and sustenance while sick. Stomach virus was going around the area in May - not fun! If the breastfed baby does get sick (it happens!), they are generally still tolerant and happy with breastmilk, if nothing else.

The breast cures all. Did your babe fall? Older baby flipping out for an unidentified reason? Many babes quiet when offered the breast if they are upset.

Convenient. Travelling? With an under 6 month old, you're all set!

Burns calories. In the beginning, many moms burn up to 500 calories per day - that's worth a lot of running!

Figure returns sooner. Breastfeeding stimulates oxytocin release which helps the uterus return to it's no baby size. Couple that with the calories required to produce milk, and... Awesome.

There are so many other advantages! Please join us at our June meeting and share why you love breastfeeding. Not in love? That's ok; you're welcome too.