Babies who are breastfed are:
• Healthier because they have fewer serious illnesses
• Provided with many disease fighting factors from breastmilk
• Have fewer ear infections, less bronchitis, and less meningitis
• Are at a lower risk for diabetes and childhood cancers
• Have less constipation and gas
• Are at a lower risk for SIDS
• Have better jaw and tooth development
• May have a higher IQ level
• Have less allergies
• Breast milk is FREE
• You can lose baby weight faster
• You can reduce the risk of breast cancer
• You can reduce the risk of uterine and ovarian cancer
• Lessen osteoporosis
• Breastfeeding benefits child spacing: Since breastfeeding delays ovulation, the longer a mother breastfeeds the more she is able to practice natural child spacing, if she desires.
• Breastfeeding promotes emotional health
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• real-mom wisdom on breastfeeding comfortably—from avoiding sore nipples to simply enjoying the amazing bonding experience
• new insights into old approaches toward latching and attaching, ages and stages, and answers to the most-asked questions
• strategies for moms who choose to breastfeed for a short time or who plan to nurse for a year or more
• reassuring information on nursing after a C-section or delivery complications
• recent scientific data that highlight the many lifelong health benefits of breastfeeding
• helpful tips for building your support network—at home or when back at work
• nursing special-needs infants, premies, multiples, and how to thrive no matter what curveball life throws
• guidance on breast health issues, weight gain, day care, colic, postpartum depression, food allergies, and medications
Plus—Internet references for further information, including La Leche League support sites and groups.
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