Breastfeeding is associated with lower rates of many childhood infections as well as lower rates of sudden infant death syndrome, childhood obesity, and type two diabetes.
For women, breast feeding has been associated with lower rates of type 2 diabetes and appears to decrease the likelyhood of developing ovarian and breast cancer.
All LincolnHealth - Miles Campus Obstetrics staff have completed breastfeeding education. Our certified lactation consultants provide education and support to address latching difficulties, low milk production or inadequate weight gain.
Breast milk is the perfect food for babies, nutritious, easy to digest and complete with antibodies that help protect infants from bacterial and viral infections.