Child Wellness: Breastfeeding
In the United States, new moms, about 60 percent of them are breastfeeding but there still are barriers.
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"I come from a long line of breastfeeding women, my mom, my grandmother, so I knew it was something I wanted to do right away," Danielle Cremisio said.
Cremisio didn't think twice when it came to breast feeding her daughter.
"Nutrition was probably the most important thing with me I know it is the best thing for the baby," she said.
"I always say to them, when you nurse your baby you are giving them their first vaccination and they are puzzled like, what, I didn't know I was giving them a shot! I say no, you are giving them a shot through you because of the antibodies you have provided for your baby," said dietician Patti Jacobson.
Breastfeeding is not always easy, especially the first few days. It takes patience and help from others.
"I breastfeed, seems like all day long she can breast feed on every hour to every hour and half up to three hours," said Cremisio
No formula to buy means saving money, plus:
"Breastfeeding may decrease pre-menopausal breast cancer, ovarian cancer and post partum hemorrhage and again the baby the long term, less diarrhea, less ear infections," Jacobson said.
The number one reason women stop breast feeding is because they need to return back to work the experts do recommend that women go to their employer before they have a baby so see if they can set up a room to breast feed.
"First I encourage them to take a pre-breast feeding class while they are pregnant and come in and then they can go back to their job ahead of time, while they are pregnant and start looking around, they may find a small little room at the end of the hall that no one is using. They basically need a sink, a comfortable reclining chair and an electric plug," said Jacobson.
Some moms are concerned their baby is not eating enough, Mattia? That doesn't seem to be the case.
"She was born six pounds, four ounces and she's a little over fourteen pounds and strictly breast fed, so she is eating a lot, she is doing good," said Cremisio.