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Resources - breastfeeding

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

    • Breastfeeding

      Breastfeeding - 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.

      Breastfeeding

      illustration

    • Normal female breast anatomy

      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

      • Breastfeeding

        Breastfeeding - 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.

        Breastfeeding

        illustration

      • Normal female breast anatomy

        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: 10/21/2018

      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.

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