Breastfeeding Support

Services Offered
  • B.I.B.S. - Breast Is Best Social, a Douglas County mom’s group
  • Breast pump program
  • Help with combining breastfeeding with work or school
  • Home visits
  • Link families to services
  • One-on-one counseling
  • Support
  • Telephone consultations
Formula vs. Breast Milk
Formula-fed babies are more susceptible to colds, flu and other health conditions, including:
  • Allergies
  • Colds, coughs
  • Colic
  • Ear aches
  • SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)
  • Tooth decay
Breastfeeding helps protect moms from:
  • Breast and ovarian cancer
  • Brittle bones (osteoporosis)
  • Blood loss after birth
Breastfeeding reduces:
  • Money spent on formula and extra bottles
  • Number of sick doctor visits
  • Mom’s tummy sooner
  • Time missed from work / school