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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 benefits for mom...

• Can lessen the risk of breast, ovarian and uterine cancer
• Help regain  pre-pregnancy 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