The experience of breastfeeding is special for so many reasons – the joyful time with your baby, the cost savings, and, most significantly, the health benefits for both mother and baby. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six month of an infant’s life and continued breastfeeding through 12 months or longer. Making the choice to breastfeed is a special gift that mothers can give to her newborn. It does take time, however, for new mothers to feel confident with breastfeeding and develop the skills that are necessary for success.
Benefits of Breastfeeding
For your baby
Resources to help you succeed with breastfeeding
Despite all the known benefits to breastfeeding and their best intentions, many women struggle with feeding their baby, leading to frustration and early weaning. The Lactation Consultants at Botsford Hospital provide hands on assistance in the hospital following the birth of your baby. After discharge, outpatient services are available through our Breastfeeding Medicine Clinic.
Call our office at: (248) 471-8471 for further information or to make an appointment.