Breastfeeding workshops at Hospiten Los Cabos: an essential practice for the health of your baby
Breastfeeding is the best way to feed newborns, as it provides the nutrients necessary for their growth.
Attention to nutrition during the first stages of a baby’s life cycle is paramount, as poor nutrition can cause extensive and irreversible damage to physical growth and mental development.
On the contrary, good nutrition has a positive effect, which is achieved through breastfeeding, a practice that specialists consider essential for a child’s health.
Breastfeeding is the optimal form of nutrition for newborns, as it provides the necessary requirements for proper balance and protection against disease.
For its part, the World Health Organization (WHO) states that a mother should exclusively breastfeed her children from the first hours after birth until six months of age, after which breast milk should be combined with other types of food until two years of age.
Benefits of breastfeeding
In addition to the nutrients it contributes to a baby’s growth, breastfeeding has a number of benefits related to the prevention of diseases and some ailments, both for the child and for the breastfeeding mother.
In fact, the WHO assures that if the practice were to increase, nearly 800 thousand lives could be saved every year in children under six months of age, since it can prevent infant leukemia, pathologies, infections and some chronic diseases.
The organization also points out that breastfeeding reduces the risk of ovarian and breast cancer in mothers, as well as type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
On the other hand, experts on the subject at Hospiten San José del Cabo affirm that breastfeeding is an effective measure to protect school-age children.
This is the case of Dr. Maria Gaspar, pediatrician of the Hospiten Group, who mentions that breastfeeding helps prevent the spread of diseases, especially those of the respiratory tract:
With the beginning of the school year and in the fall, children are exposed to infectious diseases, especially viral and respiratory diseases, due to the immaturity of their immune system and the fact that they have fewer resources to cure themselves than an adult, in view of this, breastfeeding helps to avoid this type of contagion and in positive cases, it reduces the severity.
The specialist also informed that this practice can reduce the risk of suffering from atopic dermatitis, allergies, diabetes, cancer and inflammatory bowel disease, to name a few:
In addition to the fact that there is also less likelihood of dying in the first year of life,
On the mother’s side, the pediatrician pointed out that breastfeeding reduces the risk of postpartum hemorrhage, spinal fracture, cardiovascular disease, and depression, among others. This statement was supported by the Spanish Pediatric Society, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the WHO.
Breastfeeding conferences, an alternative to find quality information
With the aim of providing quality information to expectant mothers and women in general, Grupo Hospiten: Los Cabos holds a series of conferences with lectures, activities and workshops on breastfeeding.
This was the case on August 25th, when the event “Empowering Motherhood through Breastfeeding: Educational Day at Hospiten” provided attendees with essential information for a healthy start to motherhood.
It is worth mentioning that the educational sessions are completely free and are attended by gynecologists, pediatricians, educators and other experts who will answer the questions of the parents present.
Hospiten San Jose del Cabo also offers a series of breastfeeding workshops on topics such as the following:
- Benefits of breastfeeding.
- How to breastfeed without pain.
- Prenatal yoga class to promote wellness.
- Exploration of birthing options, including deliveries and cesarean sections.
- Practical breastfeeding workshop for a successful experience.
- Breastfeeding myths and facts.
- Breastfeeding physiology.
- Tips for returning to work.
About Hospiten Group
The Hospiten Group is an international healthcare network committed to providing the highest quality medical services, backed by more than 50 years of experience.
The medical center has more than twenty private facilities in different parts of the world, including Spain, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Panama and Mexico, to name a few.
The two Hospiten locations in Los Cabos are open 24 hours a day.
Hospiten San Jose del Cabo is located at: P.º de Las Misiones 266, in Plaza Patio San José, Campo de Golf Fonatur, 23400 San José del Cabo, B.C.S.
Hospiten Cabo San Lucas, is located on the Transpeninsular Highway km 0.5. Condominio Maestro Plaza San Lucas. Col. El Tezal, 23454 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S.