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Breast is Best

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...

  • Congestion - Squirt two drops of breast milk into each nostril, then remove with aspirator.
  • Minor Abrasions - Dab breast milk on abrasions like an antibacterial cream.
  • Conjunctivitis - Treat pink eye with two drops of breast milk in each infected eye twice a day.
  • Eczema- Dab breast milk on dry patches. It’s a natural moisturizer and lubricant.

Why Breast Feed?

Choosing to breastfeed your child can have a significantly more far-reaching impact than you might imagine.

Benefits to Your Baby

  • Increased intelligence with a higher I.Q.
  • Protection against SIDS (crib death)
  • Hodgkin's disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Lymphoma
  • Leukemia
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Asthma
  • Diarrhea
  • Respiratory tract infections
  • Otitis media
  • Bacteremia
  • Bacterial meningitis
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis
  • Late onset sepsis in premature infants 

Benefits to Mother

  • Earlier return to pre-pregnancy weight
  • Reduced risks of ovarian cancer
  • Reduced risks of pre-menopausal breast cancer
  • Natural birth control (child spacing)
  • Improved bone density

Benefits to Our Community

  • Decrease health care costs of 3.6 billion dollars
  • Decrease in costs for public health care programs
  • Reduced employee absenteeism from child’s illness
  • Reduced parental absence from work (lost income)

 

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.

Economy
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.
(www.cignaworkrkingwell.com 2000)


Environment
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.



 

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Breast is Best!

- Kimberly Garrison