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importance of breastfeeding
« on: September 26, 2018, 05:37:07 PM »
Breastfeeding will help reduce your baby's risk of:

Type 1 diabetes
Sudden Infant Death syndrome (SIDS)
pneumonia and other respiratory infections
coughs and colds
gastrointestinal illnesses
vomiting, diarrhea, constipation
urinary tract infections
ear infections that can damage hearing
childhood cancers, including leukemia and lymphoma
Chrohn's disease, ulcerative colitis
Celiac disease
heart disease and liver disease in adulthood

Breast milk is the safest and healthiest food for your baby. It's easily digested and provides all the nutrition your baby needs for the first six months. Babies who breastfeed have better mental development and emotional security. They also have better jaw and tooth development and stronger immune systems.

heal after baby's birth and avoid severe post partum bleeding
return more quickly to pre pregnancy weight, burning 500 extra calories per day
have stronger bones later in life
build a strong emotional bond with their babies
relax; every time a baby feeds, the mother gets a surge of the bonding hormone oxytocin, which has a calming and relaxing effect.
save time and money; formula is expensive and time consuming to prepare. But breast milk is always ready and always at the right temperature - ideal when you're tired.
Later in life women who do not breastfeed are at higher risk for diabetes, osteoporosis, breast, ovarian and endometrial cancers.