By Connie Ortiz, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Breast milk is the optimal source of nutrition for virtually all babies, especially in their early days of life. The beauty of breast milk is that it meets essentially all of the nutritional needs. Premature babies are at a higher risk for illnesses, breast milk has important health benefits for these small gestational babies. Early breastfeeding (withing the first few hours after birth) has many benefits including providing baby with Colostrum and mother has the chance to establish milk supply.
What is Colostrum?
Colostrum, or “first milk,” which is a gold or yellow liquid that is very rich in nutrition and healthy antibodies that help protect infant from infections. It’s important to remember in the early days of breast feeding, quantity of colostrum is small. Due to the high amount of nutrition in Colostrum, the small quantity is sufficient as long as they are receiving it frequently.
Increasing milk supply:
Frequent breastfeeding or pumping signals the breast to make more milk. With frequent feedings, the body naturally adapts to meet your baby’s needs with a natural “demand and supply.”
Position for comfort- you can breastfeed in many positions, most importantly is that you and baby are comfortable.
Latching – The key step in breastfeeding is latching correctly. Forming a seal around the nipple, covering much of the areola near the baby’s lower jaw. A comfortable latch protects your nipple from pain or irritation and allows for good milk flow.
How to detect a good latch?
- Complete comfort during breastfeeding.
- Babys cheeks are full and tongue comes out over the lower lip during latch-on.
- After feeding, nipple loos normal and full, not creased, sloped or compressed.
- Suckling and swallowing, when baby is feeding well, you can hear them swallow.
Mother health benefits with breastfeeding:
- Decrease risk of breast and ovarian cancer
- Decrease risk of type 2 diabetes
- Decrease risk of high blood pressure.
Celebration Pediatrics has a certified lactation specialist, Monica Clark, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CLC.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with Connie or Monica, call us at 877-595-5113
Insurance Changed in the New Year? No Problem.
With the recent changes in insurance policies, it may be confusing to know what is covered and what is not. That’s why we work with a variety of insurance providers to ensure that our patients get the care they need without any surprises.
Our team will work with you to determine what services are covered under your plan and make any necessary adjustments to provide you with the best possible care.
Don’t let insurance changes keep you from taking care of your health. Contact us at 407-566-9700.
Meet & Greet - January 16th, at 5:30 pm
Join Us for Our Monthly Meet & Greet with Dr. Anwer on January 16, 2024, at 5:30 PM
We invite new prospective patients to attend our free monthly Meet & Greet events to meet our providers and discover more about our patient-centered medical home. Secure your spot now by calling our office at 407-566-9700.
Same Day Sick Appointments
As the cold and flu season continues, we understand the urgency of your child’s health.
That’s why we offer same-daysick appointments at Celebration Pediatrics.
To schedule an appointment, call us at 877.595-5113.
Wishing you health and happiness to you and your family in the new year ahead.
Click here to download a PDF Copy of the January 2024 Celebration of Wellness Newsletter.
What clients are saying ...
We recently moved so now it takes us up to 45 minutes to get there when it used to take us 15 minutes but we’ll never change doctors.
The office is always clean and the staff is super nice, highly recommended
My family loves Dr. Anwer, he is a remarkable doctor. You can tell he is very passionate about his career and genuinely loves his patients which is so important. He doesn’t treat my kids like just another patient but instead takes his time to ask questions and really understand our concerns.
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I have found that the doctors at this location are intelligent and educated in a wide realm of topics which makes the experience much richer, especially when it is your first child!
Quick to get patients a visit when needed and we usually don’t wait more than 5-10 min to be seen.
The staff was so helpful in making sure that the needed records for our girls were obtained from our prior provider. Our girls also loved the visit with NP Janil.
Would highly recommend this office.
She was patient, sweet, and very knowledgeable!
We left our appointment feeling very secure and with the practice that we chose!
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