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Programs & Education

ECRMC Lactation 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.

What are the benefits of breastfeeding for babies?

  • It supplies all the necessary nutrients in the proper proportions.
  • It protects against allergies, sickness, and obesity.
  • It protects against diseases, like diabetes and cancer.
  • It protects against infections, like ear infections.
  • It is easily digested - no constipation, diarrhea or upset stomach.
  • Babies have healthier weights as they grow.
  • Breastfed babies score higher on IQ tests.

Infants who are not breastfed are at increased risk of...

  • Respiratory and gastrointestinal infections:
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  • Asthma
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Obesity

What are the benefits of breastfeeding for mothers?

  • 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
  • Have a reduced risk of Type 2 Diabetes and certain cancers such as breast cancer

Mothers who do not breastfeed are at increased risk of...

  • Post-partum bleeding
  • Pre-menopausal breast cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Type 2 diabetes after gestational diabetes.
  • Postpartum Depression

Breast milk changes constantly to meet babies' needs

The milk changes in volume and composition according to the time of day, nursing frequency, and age of baby to promote healthy growth. Breast milk is the perfect food for your baby.

Please visit our online calendar for upcoming classes.

For more information about our Lactation Program, call Lizeth Ramirez 760.370.8526 or email at Lizeth.Ramirez@ecrmc.org.


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