Give Your Baby a Healthy Start

    Posted by Unity Health Insurance on December 23, 2016
    breastfeeding.pngBreast feeding has a lot of benefits for both baby and mom. Breast milk is known as the most complete form of nutrition for your baby. It promotes health, growth and development.
    Breast milk helps keep your baby healthy
    • It supplies all of the important nutrients
    • It protects against allergies, sickness and obesity
    • It protects against diseases, like diabetes and cancer
    • It protects against infections, like ear infections
    • It is easily digested – less constipation, diarrhea or upset stomach
    • Babies tend to have healthier weights as they grow
    Breast milk changes during the day to meet babies’ needs

    The milk changes in volume and composition depending on the time of day, how often your baby eats and age of baby to promote healthy growth. Breast milk is the perfect food for your baby!

    Breast milk is always ready
    • It is available wherever and whenever your baby needs it
    • It is always at the right temperature, clean and free
    • No bottles to clean
    • Breastfeeding has no waste, so it is good for the environment
    Health Benefits to Breastfeeding Moms

    Mothers who breastfeed –

    • Have a reduced risk of Type 2 Diabetes and certain cancers such as breast cancer
    • May find it easier to return to what they weighed before they got pregnant
    • Strengthen the bond with their children

    Unity offers new moms a new benefit!  Learn more.

    Topics: Member Newsletter, Individuals and Families