Breastfeeding Considerations

Sentara RMH recommends breastfeeding or up to six months before introducing solids to infants. Breastfeeding can be continued for as long as the mother and baby would desire to do so. Lactation consultants are available for breastfeeding mothers through Sentara RMH. The many benefits of breastfeeding includes bonding time with the baby, many health and nutritional benefits for the baby and as well short and long term health benefits for the mom.