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153 Collins Road Northeast
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

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1940 Blairs Ferry Road
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Hiawatha, Iowa 52233

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1795 Hwy 64 East
Anamosa, Iowa 52205

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1001 N. Center Point Road
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Hiawatha, Iowa 52233

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2992 7th Ave.
Marion, Iowa 52302

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2375 Edgewood Rd SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

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Benefits of Breastfeeding

Your amazing body makes the perfect food for your baby - breast milk. Breast milk contains more than 200 nutrients to help your baby grow and develop healthily.

Breastfeeding can...

  • Lessen the risk of breast, ovarian and uterine cancer for the mom
  • Help mom regain her prepregnancy figure sooner
  • Increase pride and closeness with baby
  • Save money

Breastfeeding babies may have...

  • Less risk of SIDS, illness and infections
  • Less gas, diarrhea and constipation
  • Less asthma and allergies
  • Less childhood cancers
  • Less diabetes and obesity
  • Better oral development, brain development and motor skills
  • Better response to immunizations
  • Better protection against diseases that last into adulthood

Visit the ADAM Pregnancy Health Library to learn more.

Podcast Episode: Breastfeeding

Leeann Moses, RN, lactation specialist, joins Dr. Arnold during World Breastfeeding Week to discuss frequently asked questions about breastfeeding. Transcript available here.