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Benefits of Breastfeeding

Your amazing body makes the perfect food for your baby - breast milk. Breast milk contains more than 200 nutrients to help your baby grow and develop healthily.

Breastfeeding can...

  • Lessen the risk of breast, ovarian and uterine cancer for the mom
  • Help mom regain her prepregnancy figure sooner
  • Increase pride and closeness with baby
  • Save money

Breastfeeding babies may have...

  • Less risk of SIDS, illness and infections
  • Less gas, diarrhea and constipation
  • Less asthma and allergies
  • Less childhood cancers
  • Less diabetes and obesity
  • Better oral development, brain development and motor skills
  • Better response to immunizations
  • Better protection against diseases that last into adulthood

Visit the ADAM Pregnancy Health Library to learn more.