How do I
manage breastfeeding and working?
Congratulations on your new baby and your decision to
breastfeed while working. There are many advantages that
breastfeeding brings to the working mother.
Your milk is custom-made for your baby. It is easy to
digest and the proteins are exactly right for optimal brain
Continued breastfeeding protects the baby from allergies
when the introduction of solids and cows milk is delayed
until the baby is older.
The immune factors in your milk protect your baby from
infections and other illnesses. This is especially important
if the baby will be cared for in a day care center.
Many mothers are surprised at the amount of anxiety they
feel when they leave their baby in the care of another
person. Breastfeeding helps to overcome these anxieties by
giving the mother a special tie to baby that is hers alone.
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