FAQs About Breast Feeding

How your pediatricians in Gilbert, AZ, can help with breast feeding

Are you trying to decide whether to breastfeed or feed your baby formula? It’s an important decision, for both you and your baby. You want your baby to have the best chance to thrive. Your pediatricians can help. Dr. Katherine Krieg and Dr. Sharon Novy at Children’s Oasis Pediatrics in Gilbert, AZ, offer a wide range of children’s medical services, including help with breastfeeding.

When you are deciding about breastfeeding, you need to know the facts. These are some frequently asked questions about breastfeeding:

Why Should I Breastfeed?

Breastfeeding provides some important benefits for your baby. Let’s look at just a few of them:

  • Breastfeeding provides optimal nutrition, including the perfect balance of vitamins and nutrients
  • Breast milk is digested easily and absorbed more effectively, causing less stomach upset
  • Breastfeeding is free; formula can cost 60-200 dollars per month, depending on the brand of formula
  • Breast milk is ready anytime, with no preparation required.
  • Breast milk comes out at the perfect temperature for your baby
  • Breast milk helps build a healthy immune system because it contains immunoglobulins from you
  • Breastfeeding increases the bond between you and your baby and can lead to a healthier, calmer baby

Does Breastfeeding My Baby Help Me Too?

Breastfeeding doesn’t just help your baby. When you breastfeed, you can:

  • Lose the weight you gained during pregnancy
  • Help balance your hormone levels
  • Have the ease of on-the-go nutrition for your baby

How Can I Make Breastfeeding Easier?

Breastfeeding is an important time for both you and your baby. You should:

  • Find a relaxed, quiet environment to breastfeed
  • Sit in a comfortable position to breastfeed
  • Support your breast and your baby while you breastfeed

How Can My Pediatrician Help With Breast Feeding?

Your pediatrician can provide lactation support if you are having problems breastfeeding. Lactation issues may include:

  • Having difficulty with your baby latching on to your breast
  • Not producing sufficient amounts of breast milk
  • Difficulty with positioning of you and your baby
  • Sore or infected nipples
  • Pain during breastfeeding

To discover more about the benefits of breastfeeding, call Dr. Katherine Krieg and Dr. Sharon Novy at Children’s Oasis Pediatrics in Gilbert, AZ. You can reach them in the office by calling (480) 792-1012, so call now.

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