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Breastfeeding

PineyWoods Pediatrics, P.A. wants you to have access to key, dynamic and useful information about your child’s health and wellness. This collection of useful links will help you navigate the wealth of medical information online. Breastfeeding Benefits Mothers and Infants

In addition the links below, PineyWoods Pediatrics, P.A. patients have access to lactation consulting from our very own Moriah Riggins, RN, MSN, C-PNP, IBCLC
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner & Certified Lactation Consultant.

American Academy of Pediatrics To better serve our families, PineyWoods Pediatrics, P.A. subcribes to the American Academy of Pediatrics' dynamic information database of healthcare advice for parents, teens and children. Enter a search term in the box below or click here to browse a broad category index.

www.InfantRisk.org The InfantRisk Center is dedicated to providing up-to-date evidence-based information on the use of medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

www.BestForBabes.org  The mission of Best for Babes is to change the cultural perception of breastfeeding and to break down barriers that prevent moms from achieving their personal breastfeeding goals.

www.BreastmilkCounts.com
  Breastmilk Counts seeks to help new and expectant mothers with all their baby nursing concerns.


A note from Moriah Riggins, PineyWoods Pediatrics, P.A., RN, MSN, C-PNP, IBCLC:

Breastfeeding provides vital nutrition for infants and can promote a joyful and healthy bonding experience for mother and child.

Breastfeeding is proven to provide many health benefits for babies.

Breast milk is associated with a lower risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS); asthma; gastrointestinal infections; lower respiratory tract diseases; Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes and leukemia. Studies show that the bonding process and the nutritional value of breast milk both contribute to brain development. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported infants who were breastfed tested 5.2 points higher on an IQ test than infants who were fed formula. The benefits of being breastfed extend into adulthood. Adolescents and adults who were breastfeed as infants show fewer instances of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and continue to perform higher on intelligence tests.

Mothers have healthy benefits linked to breastfeeding, too. Breastfeeding is linked to a lower risk of Type 2 diabetes, a decreased risk of breast and ovarian cancer and lower postpartum depression in mothers.

Breastfeeding can make life easier for new mothers. Mothers who are financially stretched don’t need to buy formula and feeding supplies. Tired mothers can save tons of time by not measuring and mixing formula, sterilizing bottles and nipples, and warming bottles in the middle of the night.

Breastfeeding also builds community among new and growing families. Nacogdoches has an active La Leche League chapter that meets twice a month. A local mothers’ milk bank station accepts human milk donation for babies in need.

Breastfeeding can be challenging. If you’re struggling, don’t be afraid to ask for help. I am certified to help mothers succeed because the benefits of reaching your breastfeeding goals will far outweigh the effort it requires. 

 


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