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Tuesday, August 29, 2017
According to the American Academy Pediatrics Journal, while many mothers initiate breastfeeding, only 29% of babies are breastfed during their first 12 months. The truth is breastfeeding can be hard, especially for new mothers. Pair that with the fact that it can often be difficult to find trusted information and medical professionals to aid in the process, it’s no wonder many moms turn to formula.
SouthCoast Health’s Nurse Practitioner Lactation Specialist Haley Dickerson wants to change that.
“Breastfeeding is a natural thing, but it doesn’t come natural to everyone,” Dickerson explained. “I can even speak from personal experience. I didn’t breastfeed my first child, because I had no experience in doing so. But when I became a nurse practitioner with SouthCoast Health and started working with our lactation consultants, I was able to successfully breastfeed my second child. The same can happen for any mom who has the right guidance.”
To help guide mothers who are considering breastfeeding, Dickerson is answering a few of the questions commonly asked in her office.
If you have any other questions about breastfeeding or if you’d like to meet with one of SouthCoast Health’s talented and qualified lactation specialties, call our Richmond Hill pediatric office today at 912-527-5352.
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