Benefits of Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is an excellent way to meet your baby’s nutritional and emotional needs. Advantages to breastfeeding for babies include:

 

  • Fewer allergies
  • Fewer gastrointestinal tract diseases
  • Fewer respiratory tract diseases
  • Less inflammation of the ear
  • Lower chance of childhood obesity

In fact, health professionals recognize breastfeeding as the best choice for most infants. The World Health Organization ranks food choices for babies as:

 

  1. Breastfeeding
  2. The mother’s own milk expressed and given to her child through a bottle or syringe
  3. The milk of another human mother
  4. Iron-fortified formula

Women who should not breastfeed

 

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Events

Think Pink! Girls' Night Out

Join us on Tuesday, October 21, from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Newton Marriott for a celebration of women's health. Includes a wine reception, hors d'oeuvres, and a health panel.
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Register Now for HopeWalks on Sept. 28

Registration is open for the 5th Annual HopeWalks on Sunday, Sept. 28, to benefit the patients at the Vernon Cancer Center.
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News

"Top Doctors"

Boston Magazine featured Newton-Wellesley Hospital in their annual “Top Doctors” issue as a top community hospital outside of Boston.
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US News and World Report

US News and World Report has ranked Newton-Wellesley Hospital 16th in Massachusetts.
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