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Breastfeeding Preparation Portland ME

See below for breastfeeding preparation suppliers in Portland that give access to nursing bras, nursing pads, breastfeeding clothing, inverted nipples, milk storage guidelines and more, as well as advice and content on breastfeeding positioning and breast milk expressing.

Birth Roots
(207) 772-4784
101 State St
portland, ME
Certifications & Memberships
Certifications: BIRTHING FROM WITHIN certified childbirth Mentor
Memberships: DONA International
Services Offered
Childbirth Classes, Childbirth Education, General Wellness, Infant Massage, Labor Doula, Parenting Classes, Postpartum Care, Postpartum Doula

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Everything Birth, Inc.
(800) 370-1683
P.O. Box 66781
Falmouth, ME

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Devon Redman
Vassalboro, ME
Certifications
ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator, BSN, MSN

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Casco Bay Doulas
(207) 797-2764
125 Mast Rd
Falmouth, ME

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Gail Martel
Auburn, ME
Certifications
ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator

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Happy Mama Essentials
207336154
377 Broadway #2
South Portland, ME

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Casco Bay Doulas
(207) 797-2764
125 Mast Rd
Falmouth, ME

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Gloria Ouellette
(207) 737-8252
Richmond, ME
Certifications
ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator

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Your Birth Connection
(866) 927-3278
60 Washington Street
Brewer, ME

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Kathleen Hastings
(207) 785-3650
Union, ME
Certifications
ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator, Registered Nurse

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Breastfeeding Benefits

Breastfeeding Benefits
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There are many benefits to breastfeeding. Even if you are able to do it for only a short time, your baby's immune system can benefit from breast milk. Here are several common breastfeeding questions along with answers!

Benefits of Breastfeeding For Mom:

  1. Nursing uses up extra calories, making it easier to lose the pounds of pregnancy.
  2. Breastfeeding lowers the risk of breast and ovarian cancers.
  3. Breastfeeding can help a mother to bond with her baby. Physical contact is important to newborns and can help babies feel more secure.
  4. Breast milk is always available and ready! No more bottles to clean and no more formula to mix! Breast milk is always ready and does not require mom to mix anything or heat any milk!

    Benefits Of Breastfeeding For Baby:

  5. Breast milk is the most complete form of nutrition for infants. A mother's milk has just the right amount of fat, sugar, water, and protein that is needed for a baby's growth and development. Most babies find it easier to digest breast milk than they do formula.

  6. Breastfed babies score slightly higher on IQ tests.

  7. Breastfed infants grow exactly the way they should. They tend to gain less unnecessary weight and to be leaner

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