Scientific research shows that breastfeeding is the best nutrition for a newborn baby. Breast milk protects your baby against infection because of the antibodies the breast milk contains. Also, children who are breastfed are less likely to suffer from allergies, and they usually have a stronger immune system. It also reduces the risk of cot death.
Despite these advantages, it is not a matter of course to everyone to breastfeed. Depending on medical or personal reasons, you can choose not to breastfeed. Bottle feeding is a great alternative. The important thing is that you choose a method of feeding where you and your child feel comfortable.
If you are considering to breastfeed then it is advisable that you obtain relevant information during your pregnancy. At the practice, a lactation consultant holds monthly evening classes on breastfeeding. For more information on this and dates, please check our ‘News’ section.
Lactation consultants specialize in breastfeeding and everything else relevant. Breastfeeding sometimes means (especially the first week) investing. And it might be necessary to obtain some extra advice to make a good start in breastfeeding. A meeting with a lactation consultant is a good resource. In most cases this is covered by your health insurance.
We work together a lot with the lactation consultants of Borstvoeding & meer.
Information evening breastfeeding
Borstvoeding & meer organize monthly information sessions about breastfeeding. These information sessions will take place at Nursery ‘De Melkfabriek’,Biltstraat 154, Utrecht and Nursery ’t Spoor’, Operettelaan 651, Terwijde. Click here for dates and to register.
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