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Dyson Medical | 2222 N. Craycroft Rd, Ste#150, Tucson, AZ 85712

Our walk-in hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 10am and 1pm – 2:30pm

(520) 202-3488

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We take same day appointments

Breastfeeding Friendly Practice

One recent study found that if 90% of families in the United States breastfed exclusively for 6 months, this would prevent 911 deaths and save the country $13 billion per year.
What are the advantages of giving you baby breast milk?

  1. Ready to serve
  2. Easily digested
  3. Breast milk has all of the calories, fluid and nutrients a baby needs. (A daily infant vitamin is also recommended to benefit the vitamin D and iron stores in the child.)
  4. Protects against:
    • Diarrhea and vomiting (gastrointestinal infections)
    • Pneumonia
    • Ear infections
    • Eczema (Atopic dermatitis)
    • Bacteremia
    • Respiratory tract infections (RTI); higher risk of severe lower RTI with formula vs. breastfed
    • Asthma; with and without a family history
    • Urinary tract infections
    • Sudden infant death syndrome
    • Type 1 and type 2 diabetes
    • Lymphoma
    • Leukemia (higher risk in formula fed infants vs. breastfed)
      • Acute lymphocytic leukemia
      • Acute myelogenous leukemia
    • Hodgkin’s disease (higher risk in formula fed infants vs. breastfed)
    • Overweight and obesity
    • Preterm infants
      • Necrotizing enterocolitis
      • Late-onset sepsis
  5. Nursing burns more calories enabling mothers to lose weight
  6. Reduces mothers risk of ovarian and breast cancer

Contraindications:

  1. In the US, mothers who have HIV
  2. Infants with classic galactosemia

Remember; feed your newborn 8-12 times (every 2-3 hours) per day. Ounces of breast milk should not be expected until day 3-5. It is normal for you to only make drops of milk each feeding for the first few days.

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