Breastfeeding and Lactation Education

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At Bluestem Health in Lincoln, Nebraska, we believe breast is best. Breastfeed your baby if you are able. We are here to support you.

According to the World Health Organization, a modest increase in breastfeeding rates could prevent up to 10% of all deaths of children under five. Breastfeeding plays an essential and underestimated role in the treatment and prevention of childhood illness. Breastfeeding benefits both mom and baby. We encourage moms to take advantage of The Sacred Hour and Skin-to-Skin to enhance the breastfeeding experience for mom and baby.

The Benefits of Breastfeeding

  • Colostrum is produced right after birth and packed with nutrition
  • Provides antibodies and helps fight off illness
  • Decreases the risk of SIDS, heart disease, childhood cancers, obesity, stomach infections, ear infections, diabetes, pneumonia, and more
  • Saves time; no heating required
  • Quicker, smoother recovery after delivery
  • Decreases the risk for postpartum depression
  • Linked to decreased risk of ovarian and breast cancer, and type 2 diabetes

The Sacred Hour

The Sacred Hour is the hour immediately after your baby is born and it cannot be recreated. It includes Nine Essential Stages. Everything that needs to be checked and done to the baby should be delayed at least until after this hour is up. Moms can talk to their doctors about their preferences in their birth plan.

Breastfeeding with The Sacred Hour

  • Creates a bond with your baby
  • Mom, dad, and baby create a bond
  • Baby feels safe, calm, and less fussy
  • More likely to breastfeed successfully
  • Baby stays the right temperature
  • Baby’s blood sugar level remains stable
  • Keeping mom and baby together following emergency and c-sections normalizes the birth

For more information about breastfeeding education at Bluestem Health give us a call, 402-476-1455.

Locations featuring Breastfeeding and Lactation Education

Pediatrics at Kreshel Clinic

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Locations featuring Breastfeeding and Lactation Education

Pediatrics at Kreshel Clinic

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