Perks of interning with WIC

I get to learn way more than most moms do about the trials and tribulations of breastfeeding BEFORE I have children.

The human body is truly astonishing. The fact that a mother’s body will produce milk with higher calories for premature babies or babies who need to do some growth catch up is just one beyond amazing attribute of a mother’s milk.

Breastfeeding Perks for baby:

  • Antibodies & Immunities
  • Babies breastfed exclusively for 6 months are likely to have fewer ear infections, respiratory illnesses & episodes of diarrhea
  • Lower SIDS risk

Breastfeeding Perks for mom:

  • Reduces risk of cancer – breast, uterine & ovarian
  • Promotes postpartum weight loss
  • Decreases risk of postmenopausal osteoporosis
  • Child spacing – breastfeeding delays ovulation
  • Saves money – at least $800/year


Who knows… maybe becoming a Certified Breastfeeding Consultant is in my future 🙂