Kimberly is a breastfeeding coach and she offers breastfeeding help and advice to mothers who wish to breastfeed. Kimberly knows first hand, that the help and guidance of a coach can make all the difference in the world for a breastfeeding mother and her baby.
It’s More Than Just Food - It's Medicine
Breast Milk is sterile and has antibacterial and antiviral properties that make it an excellent treatment for minor aliments including...
Choosing to breastfeed your child can have a significantly more far-reaching impact than you might imagine.
Benefits to Your Baby
Benefits to Mother
Benefits to Our Community
Beyond the health benefits to both mother and child, there is research that indicates breastfeeding can have a positive impact on the community through both the economy and the environment.
Breastfeeding can save a family $1,000 to 3,000 per year due to lower costs of medical care, not purchasing formula and decreased absenteeism from work. (www.breastfeedingworks.org/con.htm)
Breastfeeding promotes decreased pharmacy costs--ther are 62% fewer prescriptions for breastfed babies compared to those who are formula fed.
For every 3 million bottle-fed babies, 450 million tins of formula are consumed. The resulting 70,000 tons of metal in the form of discarded tins is not recycled. The 550 million tins of artificial baby milk sold each year to bottle feed US babies alone stacked end to end would circle the earth one and half times;550 milliion tins equals 86,000 tons of tin and 1,230 tons of paper labels. www.ecomall/comgreenshopping/mbr.htm
Plastic feeding bottles, nipples, and pacifiers take 200 to 450 years to break down when disposed of in landfills. (www.ecomall.com/greenshopping/mbr.htm)
Contact Kimberly for information and resouces on breastfeeding and pregnancy fitness planning, and to schedule your initial consultation.
Breast is Best!
- Kimberly Garrison