Written - Narendra Dudhwa
Mothers of first-time school children are experiencing a different kind of first time: their first baby.
Many new moms are sending their kids off to school for the first time, while others are experiencing a new kind of first: the birth of their first child.
August is National Breastfeeding Month and UPMC lactation consultant Shannon Lilienthal said it's one of the reasons behind it.
Lilienthal said that breastfeeding is cost-efficient during times of high inflation. But more importantly, it has significant health benefits for the mother and the baby.
Lilienthal said, "The human mouth is the gold standard of infant nutrition. It is natural, easy to acclimatize
Because it has the same respiratory and prophylactic requirements as all the pranics and immunities that help protect the baby
When a mother knows she plans to breastfeed, the best time to know is when she's pregnant
Breastfeeding is not only important for mother and child, but also for our community
August marks National Breastfeeding Month and UPMC lactation consultant Shannon Lilienthal says it's one of the reasons behind it
Breastfeeding has provided significant health benefits not only for the mother and infant, but also for the language and community
Breastfeeding for a first time mother can be intimidating at first. For this, UPMC classes are there to help build confidence
When a mother knows she's planning to breastfeed, the best time to know is when she's pregnant," Lilienthal said
Lilienthal also added that not all moms breastfeed for a reason, and that's totally normal
Lilienthal said many moms specialize in having only pumped, which nevertheless provides all the same benefits
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