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Programs & Education

El Centro Maternal Child Program

A Nutritious, Safe & Healthy Way to Bond With Your Baby

As a new parent, you want the very best for your baby. When it comes to nutrition, your breast milk is the most nutritious source of food. What some new mothers don’t realize is that breastfeeding is a learned skill and doesn’t always come naturally. That’s where we can help. Our experienced nurses will answer all of your questions in a baby-friendly environment before and after delivery.

Breastfeeding comes with many benefits, including

  • Building your baby’s immune system through antibodies in breastmilk
  • A natural source of essential vitamins for your baby
  • Lowers your baby’s chance of developing asthma, allergies, and illness
  • Helps to prevent SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome)
  • Helps to prevent overfeeding your baby
  • Provides mother and child with valuable bonding time
  • Lose pregnancy weight
  • Reduces risks of breast and ovarian cancer for mothers
  • Reduces risks of developing osteoporosis for mothers
  • For Childbirth Classes please visit our online calendar

For more information about our Maternal Child Program, call Lizeth Ramirez 760.370.8526. You may also email the Maternal Child Department at babies@ecrmc.org.