By Guest Contributor Elizabeth Chang, Founder & CEO of Pretty Mama Breastfeeding, LLC
Nursing your child within one hour of birth and exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of an infant’s life is a key factor for the survival and health of a newborn.
Every woman’s journey to motherhood is different, but one of the first decisions every new mom makes is how to feed her child.
The newly published Lancet Breastfeeding Series review shows remarkable evidence on the health and economic benefits of breastfeeding. This interaction between a mother and her newborn improves the survival, health, and development of all children, saves women’s lives and contributes to human capital development across populations.
The benefits are not only limited to infancy, but extend into childhood and even to adulthood. Moms make perfect food for their baby and their milk programs their babies into being healthier, smarter and more successful for life.
Mothers who choose to breastfeed make an investment in their baby’s future. Research shows an association between breastfeeding and babies intelligence later in life. Babies who had been breastfed as infants scored higher on intelligence tests, and were found to have increased school performance and income earning in adulthood.
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This year, we will celebrate National Breastfeeding Month with the theme- Breastfeed For a Healthier Future! Amamantemos para un futuro lleno de Salud! The theme focuses on how nursing your child today can impact and improve not only the present, but also the health of families and the environment for generations to come.
Please join me in celebration of National Breastfeeding Month on August 1 to 31st with a weekly FREE Online Bilingual Spanish Breastfeeding Counseling using Google Hangouts. Mothers and their families are invited to connect on Google at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask questions.
The first 5 women that will contact us at the beginning of each week will be selected to receive a free gift. This event is for all expectant women, moms, family members and the community at large. It is our heart desire to encourage and educate our communities on the importance of breastfeeding, as well as provide information on how it will lead to a better tomorrow! Join me.
Elizabeth Chang is a Bilingual Spanish Certified Lactation Counselor, Founder & CEO of Pretty Mama Breastfeeding, LLC. You can visit their website at www.prettymb.com
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