June 2014 Focus of the Month

                                                                                       Focus of the Month – June 2014


Why Breastfeed a Baby?

There are many advantages to breastfeeding. Recent studies have measured the impact breastfeeding can have on the mother and infant. Here are ten reasons to support breastfeeding:

For Infant                           

For Mother

  1. Reduced risk of adult obesity

6. Lower blood pressure

  1. Lower blood pressure

7. Less stress

  1. Reduced risk of osteoporosis

8. Reduced risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

  1. Improved lung function

9. Reduced risk of Metabolic Syndrome

  1. Reduced risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

10. Reduced risk of cardiovascular disease

In many of these studies, it was found that the benefits increased the longer a child was breastfed. Lactation consultants and lactation counselors are available to help you, before or after a baby is born.

If you have questions about breastfeeding, you may call the WMHS Nursery at 240-964-6430 or the Allegany County Health Department at 301-759-5022.                                              Source: ILCA.org





Wellness: Before, During and After Pregnancy

Presented by: Sherilyn Crist, CRNM

Preparing for a Pregnancy

I’m Pregnant, Now What?

After Delivery

Where can I get more help?

Tuesday, June 24th    5:30-6:30pm    WMRMC Auditorium Rooms 5-6







Community Baby Shower

Saturday, August 9th

For Pregnant Women & Women with Infant 6 months and younger

Sponsored by Western Maryland Health System, Allegany County Health Department and Maryland Physicians Care












For details or to register, call 240-964-8422