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The Benefits of Breastfeeding for Mothers and Babies

Updated: Nov 7, 2022

A Breasfeeding Mother

Breast Milk is Liquid Gold

For the first months of life a baby can receive all needed nutrients and energy from the Breast Milk. WHO and UNICEF recommend that children initiate breastfeeding within the first hours of birth and be exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of life. Depending on the researches, breastfed children perform better on intelligence tests, are less likely to be overweight or obese and less prone to diabetes later in life.

Breastfeeding also plays a significant role in mothers’ lives. Mothers who breastfeed have reduced risk of breast or ovarian cancers and can recover faster after delivery.

HHFC serves to strengthen families through education & empowerment.

Hope and Healing Family Center always believe in the importance of breastfeeding in the development of children. We are always happy to provide the families with available resources.

In recognition of this week we would like to remind you that HHFC is home to Brownsville's first and only Breastmilk Depot. Click to Tweet!

Also, we provide Community birthing services (doula), Postpartum services and Case management. Please visit our website to learn more about our services.

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