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Why Breastfeed?

Why Breastfeed

Breastfeeding is as old as the hills. It is tried and true. It is, hands down, one of Nature’s greatest inventions. But inquiring minds want to know: What exactly makes this practice so compelling? Why should I go to the trouble? Will my baby be able to tell the difference? Aaaah. Let us fill in the blanks.

Breastfeeding Benefits for Parent and Child

For Baby

  • Provides naturally organic nourishment
  • Automatically adapts to baby’s changing needs
  • Immunizes and protects against infections
  • Stimulates gut flora and improves feeding tolerance
  • Promotes brain development and visual activity
  • Contains essential fatty acids DHA and ARA
  • Increases Intelligence Quotient (IQ)

Reduces the risk of:

  • Childhood obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohns disease
  • Respiratory and ear infections
  • Diarrhea

For Mom

  • Accelerates post-pregnancy weight loss
  • Provides 24/7 feeding readiness
  • Imparts feelings of tranquility
  • Delays postpartum onset of menstrual cycle

Reduces the risk of:

  • Breast cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Osteoporosis
  • Atherosclerosis

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