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Resources - breastfeeding

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The following organizations are good resources for information on breastfeeding and breastfeeding problems:

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  • Breast feeding - illustration

    Breast milk contains the appropriate amounts of carbohydrates, protein, and fat, and provides, minerals, vitamins, and hormones that infants require. Breast milk also contains antibodies from the mother that can help the baby resist infections.

    Breast feeding

    illustration

  • Normal female breast anatomy - illustration

    The female breast is composed mainly of fatty tissue interspersed with fibrous or connective tissue. The circular region around the nipple is often a different color or pigmented. This region is called the areola.

    Normal female breast anatomy

    illustration

  • Breast feeding - illustration

    Breast milk contains the appropriate amounts of carbohydrates, protein, and fat, and provides, minerals, vitamins, and hormones that infants require. Breast milk also contains antibodies from the mother that can help the baby resist infections.

    Breast feeding

    illustration

  • Normal female breast anatomy - illustration

    The female breast is composed mainly of fatty tissue interspersed with fibrous or connective tissue. The circular region around the nipple is often a different color or pigmented. This region is called the areola.

    Normal female breast anatomy

    illustration

 

Review Date: 11/12/2016

Reviewed By: Jennifer K. Mannheim, ARNP, Medical Staff, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team. Editorial update 06/26/2018.

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