A recent journal article in BioMed Central examines the how a grandmother’s feelings about breastfeeding can influence the initiation and duration of her grandchild’s breastfeeding.
From the Breastfeeding Coalition of Greater Sacramento:
“Research shows that 92% of women report feeding problems by day 3 postpartum! What is the solution? Know where to get support!”
Our office is proud to have Amity Rajappa, IBCLC offer breastfeeding support 3 days a week. If you have questions or would like help call our main number 916.924.9337.
You can find additional resources on the Breastfeeding Coalition of Greater Sacramento’s website:
One more reason to get milk from the source!
When a baby nurses, it creates a vacuum in which the infant’s saliva sneaks into the mother’s nipple. There, it is believed that mammary gland receptors interpret the “baby spit backwash” for bacteria and viruses and, if they detect something amiss, her body will actually change the milk’s immunological composition, tailoring it to the baby’s particular pathogens by producing customized antibodies.
artwork by KD Neeley
Did you know that lactation consultant Amity Rajappa is in our Sacramento office 3 mornings a week to help with breastfeeding?
Need an appointment or have questions? Just call the main office number 916.924.9337.
E. Bimla Schwarz, a women’s health expert and scholar of evidence-based data, sheds new light on the maternal health benefits of breastfeeding. “There is a simple and natural way to spare tens of thousands of women from having heart attacks each year… yet less than 8% of hospitals are fully promoting this approach.” — E. Bimla Schwarz
“Only 14% of the nearly 4 million babies in the United States are born in hospitals designated as ‘baby-friendly.'”
A new study published Wednesday in the journal Mucosal Immunology reports that human breast milk has bio-molecules that can combat inflammation and infection.
The Mothers’ Milk Bank in San Jose makes donating your extra breastmilk fast, easy, and free!
After a quick prescreening interview, you’ll be sent a questionnaire and free blood test information. Once you’ve been approved they will send you the packing materials so you can send in your milk for FREE!