By Georgia Saucier, Director of Women’s Services at Ochsner
Georgia talks about the benefits of breastfeeding for both the mother and the baby, including meaningful bonding time. Key benefits to the baby are the passing along of antibodies to keep the baby healthy and lowering the instance of chronic diseases in the baby. Common questions about breastfeeding are also answered, including when to start breastfeeding, how long to continue breastfeeding, and how often to feed the baby. Georgia discusses dietary restrictions for moms when they are breastfeeding. Breast pumps and their role are also discussed.
Lactation nurses and support groups are available at Ochsner. For more information, click here: http://www.ochsner.org/services/womens/womens_services_lactation_consultants/.