Breastfeeding Overview

Considering Breastfeeding?

As new parents, you want the best for your infant child so you’ll want to decide how you want to feed you baby before he or she is born.

Nature designed human milk especially for human babies, and it has several advantages over human milk substitutes. Your milk contains just the right balance of nutrients, and it contains them in a form most easily used by the human baby's immature body systems. Because it was developed for your human baby, your milk also is gentlest on your baby's systems.

The BayCare maternity teams believe that breastfeeding is the best feeding choice for mother and baby. Not only is breast milk the perfect food, it forms a foundation for a lifetime of health.

Morton Plant Hospital is proud to be a UNICEF "Baby-FriendlyTM" birth facility, as designated by World Health Organization and United Nations Children's Fund. A Baby-Friendly facility promotes and supports breastfeeding by empowering mothers to give their infant the best possible start in life.

Questions? Contact our Breastfeeding Help Line: 727-953-9107

A mother breastfeeding her baby