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Weigh In: Did you know that mothers who breastfeed have a decreased risk of breast and ovarian cancers?

Did you know that Mothers who breastfeed have a decreased risk of breast and ovarian cancers and cardiovascular disease?  And that breastfeeding has proven short term and long term benefits for children…including a reduction in obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, asthma, ear infections, gastroenteritis and eczema?

Jersey Shore is committed to educating both health care providers and new parents on the health benefits of breastfeeding, and congratulates the 62 Jersey Shore maternity nurses who were recently awarded for successful completion of a comprehensive breastfeeding education program.

 

Check out Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin’s facts about breastfeeding released on January 20, 2011 at http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/topics/breastfeeding/factsheet.html.

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I knew some of those statistics, but I still feel as if society makes it difficult for women to feel comfortable breastfeeding in public. Plus, I had difficulty breastfeeding with both of my daughters,,,just learning the correct position and a technique that worked for both me and baby. Lacatation consultants were not readily available in my geographic area. Breastfeeding for me was a very frustrating process. Couple that with being a new mom, and it can become overwhelming emotionally.
the nurses in the nicu and L&D (JSUMC) helped me figure out nursing...tx ladies!  we stopped 2 mos ago @ 12 mos and i really hope it's as easy for #2, tho there's no guarantees of course!  i feel so sad when friends have trouble, and hope they don't feel too bad if they can't do it.  tx also to linda carroll @ the New Mom's Group @ the hospital -- she knows EVERYTHING about BF'ing.  the group meets every thurs @ JSUMC at the auditorium space @ 1-3pm -- babies welcome... BF is almost always the #1 topic.  also -- local La Leche League groups are a wealth of knowledge (the one in Ocean Twp helped me too!) :)

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