Benefits of Breastfeeding for Moms:
Good for Mothers
Saves money in formula and health care costs
Saves time with no bottles to prepare
Burns calories, which helps mothers return to pre-pregnancy weight faster
Releases hormones that promote relaxation and bonding AND MORE!!!!!!!

Useful Breastfeeding Links

What Does A Peer Counselor Do?
Gives basic breastfeeding information and support to new mothers.
Helps mothers achieve their own breastfeeding goals.
Regularly contacts mothers during their pregnancy, during the early days of breastfeeding, and until the mother chooses to wean her baby.
Refers mothers with concerns outside the peer counselor’s scope of practice to appropriate lactation experts or health care professionals.
Refers non-WIC mothers to other community breastfeeding resources if they are not eligible for WIC.

Benefits of Breastfeeding for babies
Made by nature to meet babies’ nutritional needs
Lowers incidence of infections, diarrhea, and hospitalizations
Reduces risk of allergic reactions and asthma
Reduces risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) 

Contact Portia, our breastfeeding peer counselor at 573-436-3062 or email:

CDC Info on Breastfeeding

Including: Medication Interactions, Travel Recommendations, Diet, and Maternal or Infant Illnesses or Conditions