Breast milk is full of disease fighting antibodies to build a strong immune system. Babies who breast feed are less likely to suffer from a number of
illnesses including: asthma, allergies, ear infections, respiratory infections and many others. For most babies, it is also the easiest thing to digest, making gas and stomach pains less likely. Let’s not also forget that breastfeeding can save you
anywhere from $1,000-$4,000, shrink your uterus back to normal size, help fight against cancer, help with postpartum depression and help you loose that mommy fat.
However, breastfeeding can take time to figure out and you may have many questions. Don’t worry! There are many resources at your fingertips!
Intermountain Health Care (IHC)
Classes, information, one-on-one lactation
consultations ($35 fee) and other services.
Women’s Services or A Mother’s Touch: 801-714-3324
Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
In person one-on-one breastfeeding help,
breastfeeding classes to pregnant mothers, free hand breast pumps, free use of electric or pedal breast pumps and other aids to those who qualify (low-income).
Breastfeeding Warmline: 801-851-7312
La Leche League
Help over the phone and a monthly series of four
meetings for women interested in learning more about the art of breastfeeding.
801-264-5683 (English & Spanish)
www.lalecheleague.org or www.lllusa.org/UT/Utah
U.S. Department of Health
The National Breastfeeding Helpline from the Office on Women’s Health has trained breastfeeding peer counselors to provide support by phone.
Chat, blog, join a forum, watch videos and find tons of information about breastfeeding.