The Benefits Of Breastfeeding With Lisa Hammer, M.D.

Sunday March 18, 2012: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Breastfeeding has many benefits for infants, mothers and families. Did you know that: Breastfed newborns tend to have fewer ear infections and respiratory infections? Breastfeeding helps moms lose weight following delivery? Did you also know that women frequently encounter problems in the first few days to weeks and without adequate support, they make a decision to quit breastfeeding and transition to formula feeding?

This event is geared for new parents, expectant parents, grandparents, anyone involved in the care of a breastfeeding newborn and anyone who would like more information about breastfeeding and its benefits! Husbands and partners are also encouraged to attend. Topics will also include breastfeeding problems, milk production, pumping, latch technique, returning to work while breastfeeding and local breastfeeding support.

Join Lisa Hammer, MD, IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant), Clinical Assistant Professor in the UM Department of Pediatrics, as she discusses the benefits of breastfeeding.

Check out or place holds for books about breastfeeding from the Library.