What supplies will the money be used for?
The money will be used for supplies for a medical grade infant scale, gloves, alternative feeding methods, breast pump, etc.
What exactly does your company do?
Second Nature is a Lactation company which specializes in home visits for mom to aid them on their breastfeeding/bottle feeding journey. I assess infants to see they are gaining the proper weight post birth. If not I look further to see if it is a latching issue, if the mom needs help to increase her milk supply, etc. I’m also, able to provide adoptive parents and guardians with support feeding an infant through alternative feeding methods.
What is a Lactation consultant?
Lactation consultants are professional breastfeeding specialists trained to teach mothers how to feed their baby. They help women experiencing breastfeeding problems, such as latching difficulties, painful nursing, and low milk production. A lactation consultant also helps babies who aren't gaining enough weight.
What are the benefits of breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding has wonderful benefits for moms, babies, families and our environment. To start, breast milk is the perfect source of nutrition for infants. Breast milk is easy to digest, promotes bonding between mother and child and is associated with much lower levels of infant illness and chronic conditions like SIDS (sudden infant deaths syndrome), diabetes and allergies. Breast milk is also the ultimate renewable resource that helps create a more sustainable planet.
Why should a mother breastfeed?
Studies show that women who breastfeed lower their chances of developing cervical, breast and ovarian cancers; breastfeeding may also reduce women’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and cardiovascular disease, including high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Breastfeeding also burns about 300-500 calories per day and helps mothers return to their pre-pregnancy weight.