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"Striving for a Healthier Community"

Breast Feeding Support

Breastfeeding benefits to mom:

  • Promotes weight loss
  • Can lower stress levels
  • Reduces post-partum depression
  • Protects against osteoporosis
  • Reduces risk of breast cancer
  • Reduces risk of ovarian cancer
  • Reduces risk of cervical cancer
  • Promotes emotional health
  • Saves mom's time

Breastfeeding benefits to baby:

  • Protects against ear infections, pneumonia, bronchitis, kidney infections, blood poisoning, allergies, asthma, gastrointestinal infections
  • May protect against obesity later in life
  • May protect from diabetes
  • May lower the risk of sudden infant death (SIDS)
  • Decreases tooth decay
  • Promotes strong facial muscles
  • Promotes healthy vision and speech

When to call for breastfeeding help or support if:

  • Your baby will not breastfeed for 2 feedings in a row
  • Your baby is breastfeeding less than 7 times in a 24 hour period
  • Your baby has less that 5 to 6 wet diapers in a 24 hour period after your "milk comes in"
  • Your baby is not content between feedings
  • Your baby left the hospital without a good latch on
  • You have any questions or concerns about breastfeeding or returning to work or school

Breastfeeding is going good when:

  • Your baby nurses frequently, about 10 times in a 24 hour period
  • Your baby passes at least 1 to 2 black, sticky stools in the first 3 days after delivery
  • Your baby has at least 3 to 4 wet diapers by the 3rd day after delivery.
  • Your baby is content between feedings
  • You and your baby are comfortable throughout the feeding


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Phone Number:
(910) 296-2130
340 Seminary Street, Kenansville, NC 28349
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.