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Breast Feeding

What are the benefits of breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding is good for both infants and mothers. Breast milk is the best source of nutrition for most infants. As an infant grows, breast milk changes to meet the infant’s nutritional needs. Breastfeeding can also help protect the infant and mother against certain  illnesses and diseases.

Benefits to Infants – Breastfed infants have a lower risk of Asthma, Obesity, Type 1 diabetes,Severe lower respiratory disease, Acute otitis media, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome,Gastrointestinal infections, Necrotizing enterocolitis for preterm infants.

Benefits to Mothers – Lower risk of Breast cancer, Ovarian cancer, Type 2 diabetes, High blood pressure.