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Breastfeeding Benefits

According to the CDC, breast milk has antibodies that help protect baby from illness and this is just one of the amazing benefits. Also, breast milk provides babies with the ideal nutrition that supports growth and development.

Did you know?

  • The mother's milk changes to meet the baby's nutrional needs as the baby grows.

  • Breastfed babies have a lower risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), asthma, obesity, type 1 diabetes and are less likely to suffer from ear infections and stomach bugs.

  • The antibodies help babies develop a strong immune system.

  • Mothers can breastfeed anytime and anywhere and this provides a source of comfort for babies whose routine may get disrupted during formula mixing time and or if something is forgotten at home.

  • Breastfeeding can reduce the mother's risk of breast and ovarian cancer, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for at least 6 months and continuing while introducing new foods until the child is 2 years or older.

Consider these things when making your decision.

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