Ask the Expert: Breastfeeding Counselor

Abbie Yabot is a Certified Lactation Counselor. She is a La Leche League Leader and founder of the Breastfeeding Club. La Leche League is an international, nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting breastfeeding mothers. Click here to ask an expert.

What are the benefits of breastfeeding?

There are many but the most basic are: It results in the higher IQ and EQ of the child. It is friendlier to baby’s tummy and easy to digest. It could result in savings of P8,000 to P10,000 a month. Six months of breastfeeding protects babies from all childhood illnesses. Two years of breastfeeding reduces […]

Does the amount of water I drink affect my breast milk supply?

Yes, the amount of water a mom drinks may affect milk supply. A mom needs to be fully hydrated, drinking about 10 to 12 glasses of water a day to ensure proper milk supply.

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