Breastfeeding is healthy for mothers, babies

Las Crucen Stacie Justus, 28, always knew that she wanted to breastfeed.

“It’s something my mom did for both me and my sister and I wanted to do that for my kid, too,” Justus said.

Justus now has the opportunity to experience breastfeeding with her daughter Sawyer, who was just 7 weeks old at the end of June.

So far, Justus said the experience has been good. However, there have been a couple challenges, such as oversupply (producing too much breast milk) and trouble getting Sawyer to latch on to feed. But the key is patience, Justus said.