Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics as the preferred method of infant feeding due to the many health benefits for both the baby and the mother. Breastfed babies have stronger immune systems, reduced risk of jaundice, and lower rates of infant mortality. Breastfeeding can help lower a mother’s risk of high blood pressure, breast cancer, and ovarian cancer, among other health benefits. This special bonding time is one of the most intimate and magical experiences between a mother and her new child. At Hancock Regional Hospital, every mother and baby receives visits from a certified lactation consultant to help get your breastfeeding journey off to the right start.

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