Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is Best

(March of Dimes)

KEY POINTS

  • Breast milk is the best food for your baby during the first year of life. It helps your baby grow healthy and strong.
  • Breastfeeding helps protect your baby from many illnesses. Breastfed babies have fewer health problems than babies who aren’t breastfed.
  • Your breast milk changes as your baby grows so he gets exactly what he needs at the right time.
  • It’s best to feed your baby only breast milk for at least 6 months.

Teen Testimonials

“At first I didn’t like breastfeeding because it hurt a lot, but it got better with time.  I liked how my baby responded to breastfeeding and how he always had a glow and a look of peace on his face, like I’m good, I’m ok.”  …Ny’Dasia Taylor (Teen Mom)

“Breastfeeding is not hard.  It’s the best feeling ever especially when you know your child is getting the best nutrition and you won’t have to worry about them getting sick a lot and having stomach problems in the future.  It’s easy and it’s helpful for you and the baby.” …Ashanti Berry (Teen Mom)