10 Reasons Why Breastfeeding Doesn’t Suck…

By , July 24th, 2014 | The Lactation Connection | 0 Comments

1. You’ll feel far less crazy (we promise!)
A study of postpartum mamas found that those who breastfed their babies showed far less anxiety and more mutuality at one month postpartum than those who didn’t.

2. It lowers the risk of childhood cancers
One study found the risk of childhood cancer in formula-fed children was 2-8 times that of long-term breastfed children. The risk for short-term formula feeders was 1-9 times that of long-term breast feeders.

3. …And breast cancer in mamas!
Get this: If women who breast fed for less than 3 months were to stick it out for 4 to 12 months, breast cancer among parous premenopausal women could be reduced by 11%. …

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Breastfeeding Basics Class

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Get off to a great start with our Breastfeeding Basics class Wednesday, August 6. In this class you will learn about latching and positioning techniques, how to establish or increase an abundant milk supply, signs of success and how to avoid or treat common breastfeeding concerns. Register online.

See our full breastfeeding and childbirth education class schedule.

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Blow the Whistle for Water Safety

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The Water Watcher Whistle Program reminds parents that active supervision is key to keeping children safe in the water.

Just because there are adults near the water doesn’t mean that someone is watching the kids.

Active supervision by an adult, not just the presence of an adult, is one of the single-most important precautions to keeping children safe in the water.

“When everyone thinks they are watching the kids in the pool, no one is,” notes Melissa Krall, Director of Community Outreach at REMSA.

To stress the importance of water safety, REMSA and Safe Kids Washoe County have been promoting …

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