Nursing Mother Support

Factors to Consider: Breastfeeding vs Formula Feeding

Making the best choice for your baby

Deciding between breastfeeding and formula feeding is a significant early choice for parents, influenced by factors like maternal comfort, lifestyle, and medical considerations. This decision is personal and should involve input from the parents and medical professionals.

Additionally, for those opting for breastfeeding, Comprehensive EAP offers the Nursing Mother Support program, providing access to expert consultation and support through phone calls with an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) both before and after childbirth or adoption. Support includes but is not limited to:

Sleep Assessment and Evaluation

A sleep assessment and evaluation questionnaire that will help you and your coach better understand your sleep.

Sleep Enhancement Toolkit

Educational materials that enhance the sleep improvement process.

Personalized Sleep Solutions

Up to 3 private telephone consultations with a sleep educator and coach.

Medical Resource Referrals

Referrals when additional medical resources are desired.

Proven Techniques and Tools

Techniques and tools that really work to improve the quantity and quality of
your sleep.
A Healthy Start for Your Baby

Embracing AAP’s infant feeding recommendations

How can I ensure my baby receives the best possible start in life through following the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommendations on breastfeeding?

When babies are fed breastmilk in accordance with the guidelines set by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), they benefit from a reduced risk of various health conditions. These include lower chances of respiratory and gastrointestinal infections like RSV and diarrhea, as well as decreased susceptibility to asthma, type 2 diabetes, ear infections, and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). In addition to the advantages for the baby, breastfeeding also offers advantages for the mother. Mothers who breastfeed have a lower risk of breast and ovarian cancers, as well as decreased likelihood of developing high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. By following the AAP’s recommendations on breastfeeding, both the baby and mother can experience improved health outcomes.