Breastfeeding Support

Services Offered

  • 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

Did you know?

Depression and anxiety are the most common complication in pregnancy and postpartum. They affect 1 in 7 women.

• Visit: Postpartum Support International to learn more.

• Visit: Build Your Village Douglas County to find local resources.

• Download this Build Your Village Douglas County resource list (PDF).