This event was held on March 18, 2012 at 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 causes the mother's uterus to contract and reduces uterine bleeding after delivery?
Breastfeeding helps moms lose weight following delivery?
A family can save a sizable amount of money breastfeeding as opposed to buying formula?
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?
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.
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.
Dr. Hammer is both a board certified pediatrician as well as an international board certified lactation consultant. She currently serves as medical director of the University of Michigan Briarwood Center for Women, Children, and Young Adults which provides pediatric and Ob/GYN services and is also the Director of the University of Michigan Outpatient Breastfeeding Program. She is a member of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine and has over 15 years of experience working with breastfeeding mothers and babies.