Benefits of Breastfeeding

  • Breast milk is filled with the vitamins and nutrients that your baby needs. It builds your baby's immune system and helps their brain develop.
  • Breast milk is easier to digest than formula, resulting in less spit-up and diarrhea.
  • Breastfed babies are less likely to become obese later in life.
  • Breastfed babies are less likely to get infections and to develop SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome), asthma, diabetes and other chronic conditions.
  • Breastfeeding helps your body recover from pregnancy and labor by shrinking your uterus back to size and reducing bleeding after birth.
  • Breastfeeding lowers your risk of getting diabetes, ovarian cancer and some forms of breast cancer.
  • Breastfeeding helps you bond with your baby.
  • Breastfeeding saves you time and money. You do not need to buy formula or wash and sterilize bottles.

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