Angel Kids Pediatrics
Healthy for Baby & Mommy! Reasons to Breastfeed:
Breast milk contains colostrums. It is high in nutrients and d antibodies that help protect infants from many illnesses and diseases such as:
It is ideal to breastfeed your baby until their first birthday.
Benefits for Baby
Breast milk is easier to digest than formula for some babies. Breastfeeding creates time in which a mother and child can relax quietly and bond together. Physical contact is especially important in newborns.
Along with the previously mentioned illnesses and diseases that breastfeeding helps protect against, there is also a chance that you purchased infant formula could be contaminated.
Benefits for Mommy
Breastfeeding also lowers the mother's risk of getting:
Breastfeeding helps you burn off about 500 calories a day. This helps you get back to your pre-baby size. Who doesn't want that? Breastfeeding can save you time by not having to warm bottles and mix formula.
It's FREE! Depending on what type of formula you purchase, you could end up spending between $1,200 and $4,000 per year. Don't forget you still have to buy bottles.
Benefits for Your Family
Here at Angel Kids Pediatrics we are now carrying Medela breastfeeding products. We are now carrying the Pump In Style Advanced Backpack and the Swing. In addition, we now have the Medela Symphony available as a rental pump.
Ways to Breast Feed
This position is ideal for those in the early stages of breastfeeding.
This is similar to the Cross-Cradle position.
This may be a good choice for those who are recovering from a C-Section, have large breasts, or are nursing two babies at once.
Side Laying Down
This may help your baby latch on correctly in the early stages of breastfeeding, especially after having a C-Section. This is also good if you are a bit tired when feeding.
At Angel Kids, we are dedicated to helping nursing mothers. If you have a breastfeeding question, please call our full-time lactation consultant, Rhonda Thomason Dos Santos, at 904-674-2304.
Products Now Available in Our Pharmacy
First researched and developed for hospital-grade breastpumps, this technology is now available for personal-use pumps. Now available in the Angel Kids Pharmacy.
The smallest, lightest single electric pump ideal for the stay at home mothers.
Medela's latest innovation in hospital-grade electric double pumps. With breakthrough 2-Phase Expression pumping, Symphony is proven to reduce pumping time through faster let-down and milk flow and remove as much milk as a breastfeeding baby. This pump is available to rent at a monthly rate.