Now that Westchester Health is part of Northwell Health and its physician organization, Northwell Health Physician Partners, we have greatly expanded our services to bring you and your family the best possible care. Best of all, this new relationship means that you now have access to the outstanding resources of Cohen Children’s Medical Center, the New York metropolitan area’s only hospital exclusively for children.
Check out this article from Northwell Health about the benefits of breastfeeding
The top 3 reasons for breastfeeding your baby
Boost your natural nourishment knowledge.
When it comes to nourishing your little one, no formula can compare to breastfeeding your baby. Mother’s milk contains important elements that aren’t available anywhere else, such as antibodies and hormones that naturally assist with healthy development.
Among its many advantages, here are the top three reasons for breastfeeding your baby:
1. Stronger immunity: Compared to babies who receive formula, breastfed babies are less likely to develop common illnesses like diarrhea and ear infections. They also have a reduced risk for more serious conditions that could impact them during childhood, such as asthma, leukemia and obesity.
2. Varied palate: According to the Nemours Foundation, a mother’s breast milk changes in flavor depending on the food she eats. These different flavors help babies develop tastes for different foods as they transition to solid nutrition.
3. Enhanced brain development: Some research suggests that babies who breastfeed are more likely to have higher IQs.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding babies exclusively during their first six months. After that, it should continue for six more months as you introduce age-appropriate foods.
To read the full story on the nutritional benefits of breastfeeding, click here.
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At Westchester Health, even though some things have changed recently, the most important thing about us has not: our commitment to delivering the highest-quality standard of compassionate, patient-centered care for you and your child. Whenever, wherever you need us, we’re here for you.