Daytona Beach, FL (PRWEB) July 14, 2014
The BirthCare Center at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center (http://www.floridahospitalbabies.com) is now offering breastfeeding classes to help prepare mothers for nursing. The BirthCare Center also hosts a regular breastfeeding support group for new mothers in the Daytona Beach community to come together to encourage each other and discuss questions they may be having.
"Having a baby leaves new parents with many decisions to make regarding how to raise the child," says Dr. Rene Santin, board-certified neonatologist at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center. "One of those decisions is whether or not to breastfeed."
The American Academy of Pediatrics recognizes exclusive breastfeeding as the best method of feeding and nurturing infants. Breastfeeding offers not only health benefits, but also savings of money and time.
Breastfeeding is low in cost, convenient and readily available. In contrast, formula is expensive and not as easy for babies to digest as breast milk. With breast milk, babies have the right amount of milk, which comes naturally available at the correct temperature.
The nutrients found in breast milk have many health benefits for newborns, including reducing the incidence of allergic reactions, constipation, diarrhea, ear infections, upper respiratory infections, colds and dental caries. "Breastfeeding provides health benefits for mothers as well," says Dr. Santin. "Breastfeeding helps return the uterus to pre-pregnant state much faster in addition to facilitating physical and emotional bonding between mother and baby."
Our internationally board-certified lactation consultants are available before, during and after your baby’s birth to make your breastfeeding experience as smooth as possible. To learn more about the breastfeeding class, breastfeeding support group and other classes available at the BirthCare Center, visit http://www.FloridaHospitalBabies.org/classes or call (386) 231-3152.
About Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 45 hospital campuses and nearly 8,300 licensed beds in 10 states. With more than 1,800 employees and employed physicians, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is a nonprofit health-care organization committed to hope, health and healing. A recipient of the 2012 Florida Governor’s Sterling Award for performance excellence, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is a national leader in patient experience. Our locations include Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center and Florida Hospital Cancer Institute in Daytona Beach, Florida Hospital Oceanside in Ormond Beach, an outpatient facility in Port Orange, and an imaging center in Ormond Beach. Additionally, Florida Hospital Oceanside is home to the area’s only inpatient rehabilitation facility with CARF accreditation for stroke care. For more information, call (386) 231-6000 or visit http://www.floridahospitalmemorial.org.
About the BirthCare Center
A lifetime of memories begins with the birth of your baby, and Florida Hospital is here to provide a smooth and safe experience, customized to the way you’ve always envisioned it. Along with national recognition and award-winning safety outcomes, the BirthCare Center offers all-private rooms — equipped to accommodate the entire birthing process from labor to delivery — and five-star amenities for your special day. Our state-of-the-art nursery and board-certified neonatologists are available 24/7, for newborns needing a critical-care level of attention. Our birth experience navigators stand ready to support you throughout your entire experience, from parent education classes and prenatal care, to labor and delivery and post-discharge support. For more information, call (386) 231-1400 or visit http://www.FloridaHospitalBabies.com.