Both moms and babies can benefit from breastfeeding.
Benefits for babies:
Breast milk contains antibodies and hormones that keep them healthy. Breastfed babies often have lower instances of:
- Ear infection
- Respiratory infection
- Type 2 diabetes
Breast milk is often easier for babies to digest than formula. Many formulas are derived from cow’s milk, which can take a while for your baby’s stomachs to get used to.
Benefits for moms:
Moms can enjoy these perks while feeding their babies:
- Convenience- fewer bottles to warm up, no formula to mix and carry
- Accountability for a healthier lifestyle- what you eat and drink is essentially what you are feeding your baby
- Saving money- you don’t have to buy formula (or only a little, if you choose to). This is a substantial savings- depending on the brand and type, formula can cost anywhere from $10 – $40 per can or more.
If you prefer to rent a breast pump, visit CarePro Pharmacy – North Liberty. Our North Liberty location also carries comfortable, stylish nursing bras (Ameda, Medela and Bravado brands).
Questions about breastfeeding equipment? Connect with us at [email protected]. We’re happy to help you!