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Naval Hospital Oak Harbor
Provides Free:
   • 24-hour phone education
   • Lactation consults
   • Weekly support group at the base
   Tues. 12:00-1:00 p.m.
   • Breastfeeding Education Class
   • For more information call:
       257-9899                                              La Leche League of Whidbey Island
__________________________________________                   Free 24- hour phone counseling and
                                                             lending library. Baby slings for sale
 ***Breastfed Babies = Happier Babies***
                                                             Free meeting 2nd Tuesday monthly 6:45 p.m.
Breast milk requires no mixing, no sterilizing                     Oak Harbor Lutheran Church
                                                                   1253 NW 2nd Ave, Oak Harbor
v Breast cancer risk is significantly reduced for the
  mom who breastfeeds and the longer she                                 367-3562
  breastfeeds the lower the risk.

v Breastfeeding reduces the risk of uterine cancer
  for the breastfeeding mom.
                                                             Maternity Support Services & WIC Program
v Breastfed babies have fewer ear infections
                                                                    MSS 257-8050 WIC 257-8049
                                                             Whidbey NAS Seaplane Base - Family Service Center
v Breastfed babies have fewer trips to the hospital
                                                                     •   Breastfeeding mothers are eligible to
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
                                                                         participate in WIC longer than non-
Free Visiting Nurse Service                                              breast feeding mothers
   • Education and home visits
                                                                     •   Mothers who exclusively breastfeed their
   • Baby weights in your home with
                                                                         infants receive an enhanced food
      hospital grade scale!                                              package
   • Breastfeeding assistance
                                                                     •   Breastfeeding mothers can receive
                                                                         breast pumps, breast shells, or nursing
   For assistance please call:
                                                                         supplements to help support the
      257-2728                                                           initiation and continuation of
                                           Military Only

                                Mother’s Milk Storage Guide
                  Breast Milk      Deep Freeze        Refrigerator        Refrigerator   Room Temp.
                                   (0°F or less)     Style Freezer         (32-39°F)      (66-72°F)
                                                     (Approx. 0°F)
                      Fresh         6+ Months         3-4 Months            8 Days        10 Hours

                     Thawed      Do Not Refreeze   Do Not Refreeze         24 Hours        1 Hour

                                         Source: La Leche League International

Naval Hospital Oak Harbor                                                                   Updated 24 July 2008
Whidbey General Hospital - (Coupeville)                                                   Internet Resources
Free 24- hour phone counseling
      678-5151, ext. 1300 or                                           Evidence-based breastfeeding information
      321-5151, ext. 1300                                              Kellymom.com

_____________________________________________                          A Woman’s Guide to Breastfeeding American Academy of
Whidbey Island Breastfeeding Coalition                                 http://www.aap.org/family/brstguid.htm
Meets 2nd Wednesday of the month.                                      Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk (AAP Policy
Activities: Breastfeeding Resource Guide for                           Statement)
Whidbey and Camano Island, World                                       http://www.aap.org/policy/re9729.html
Breastfeeding week events.                                             Medications and Human Milk from AAP
For more information please call:                                      ics%3b108/3/776

      679-7351 / 257-8049                                              The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

_____________________________________________                          Breastfeeding Position Paper
NAS WHIDBEY MEDELLA RENTAL STATION SCCAA-                              Jay Gordon MD (Pediatrician, Breastfeeding promotion)
NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND                                                     http://www.drjaygordon.com/
FAMILY SERVICE CENTER BLDG                                             HHS Blueprint And Breastfeeding Policy Statements
SEAPLANE BASE            257-8049
                                                                       La Leche League International
MILITARY FAMILIES ONLY                                                 http://www.lalecheleague.org/
MSS AND WIC SERVICES AVAILABLE                                         Breast Pump Comparison Table
MEDELA BREAST PUMP PURCHASES AND/OR                                    pumps.com/professional_grade_single_user_breast_pump_co
RENTALS AVAILABLE: ACCESSORY KITS, BREAST                              mparison_guide.htm
SHELLS & MEDELA PUMP IN STYLE ARE ALSO                                 Medela Advice and Information and Email the Lactation
AVAILABLE                                                              Consultant with your questions
--------------------------------------------------------------------   Promom: Promoting Awareness and Acceptance of
v   Breastfed babies have fewer respiratory infections.                http://www.promom.org/
v   Breastfeeding reduces babies' risk of juvenile diabetes
                                                                       INFACT Canada (Infant Feeding Action Coalition)
v   Breast milk requires no mixing, no sterilizing
v   Breastfed babies have fewer allergies
                                                                       Kangaroo Care
v   Adults who were breastfed have less diabetes.
v   Adults who were breastfed have less Crohn's disease.               http://www.kangaroomothercare.com/

v   Breastfed babies have less risk of learning disabilities.          Extended Breastfeeding and the Law
v   Adults who were breastfed have less asthma.                        http://www.lalecheleague.org/Law/LawExtended.html
v   Breast milk has 100 identified nutrients.                          Attachment Parenting
v   Breastfed babies have less gas.                                    http://www.attachmentparenting.org/
v   Breastfeeding lowers the risk of eczema.                           Breastfeeding.com (lots of info, photos, articles, and more)
v   Breastfed babies have less colic.                                  http://breastfeeding.com/
v   Breastfed babies have fewer urinary tract infections.              Working Info to Share with Your Employer
v   Breastfed babies spit up less.                                     http://www.hmhbwa.org/forprof/materials/BCW_packet.htm
v   Breastfed babies are less likely to develop some                   Working and Nursing (One Mother’s Story)
    childhood cancers including leukemia and lymphoma.
v   Breastfed babies have less ulcerative colitis.
                                                                       Dr. Harvey Karp, MD Pediatrician
v   Breastfed babies have less celiac disease.
v   Breastfeeding lowers the risk of food allergies.                   Author of “How To Calm a Crying Baby”. Calming and
                                                                       sleeping techniques that really work!
v   Breastfed babies = happier babies

                               Good Health Begins with Mother’s Milk