Breastfeeding is Great for Mothers, Too

  • Breast milk is always ready - NO mixing, measuring, heating, or clean-up

  • Saves money - there is nothing to buy

  • Night feedings are quick and easy

  • You will enjoy being close to your baby, feeding times are warm and cozy

  • Helps you relax and cuddle with your family - read to your other children while breastfeeding

  • Decreases your risk of having breast cancer and ovarian cancer

  • Breastfeeding helps decrease insulin requirements in diabetic mothers

  • Gives protection against developing osteoporosis (thinning of the bones)

  • Means fewer work days missed being home with a sick baby

  • Is your  very special gift to your baby

     

If you want to know more about the benefits of breastfeeding,

call your local WIC office or call 1-800-26-BIRTH