Breastfeeding your Baby
Breastfeeding is the natural next step after pregnancy and is a very special gift from a mother to her baby.
Read our introduction to breastfeeding to learn more.
Breastfeeding also provides benefits to you. It enables your uterus to shrink more quickly to its pre-pregnancy size. If continued for at least three months, breastfeeding may help you lose weight. It also delays the return of menstruation (though this is not a reliable means of birth control), and reduces your risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. Breastfeeding saves you time and money, as infant formula is expensive. Breast milk is not only free, it is always available and at the right temperature.
CPMC Breast Feeding Services to Support You:
At Newborn Connections
At St. Luke's
- Breast Milk Production
- Breastfeeding, Bottles and Formula
- Breastfeeding and Your Return to Work or School
- Collecting and Storing Breast Milk
- Collecting and Storing Breast Milk in the NICU
- Common Problems/Concerns
- Feeding Frequency
- Introducing a Bottle of Breast Milk
- Nutrition for Nursing Mothers
- Problem Solving Guide