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Breastfeeding - resources

Resources - breastfeeding

 

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The following organizations are good resources for information on breastfeeding and breastfeeding problems:

 

 
  • Breast feeding

    Breast feeding - illustration

    Breast milk contains the appropriate amounts of carbohydrates, protein, and fat, and provides, minerals, vitamins, and hormones that infants require. Breast milk also contains antibodies from the mother that can help the baby resist infections.

    Breast feeding

    illustration

  • Normal female breast anatomy

    Normal female breast anatomy - illustration

    The female breast is composed mainly of fatty tissue interspersed with fibrous or connective tissue. The circular region around the nipple is often a different color or pigmented. This region is called the areola.

    Normal female breast anatomy

    illustration

    • Breast feeding

      Breast feeding - illustration

      Breast milk contains the appropriate amounts of carbohydrates, protein, and fat, and provides, minerals, vitamins, and hormones that infants require. Breast milk also contains antibodies from the mother that can help the baby resist infections.

      Breast feeding

      illustration

    • Normal female breast anatomy

      Normal female breast anatomy - illustration

      The female breast is composed mainly of fatty tissue interspersed with fibrous or connective tissue. The circular region around the nipple is often a different color or pigmented. This region is called the areola.

      Normal female breast anatomy

      illustration

    A Closer Look

     

      Self Care

       

        Tests for Breastfeeding - resources

         

           

          Review Date: 11/12/2016

          Reviewed By: Jennifer K. Mannheim, ARNP, Medical Staff, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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