Benefits of Breastfeeding

The Many Benefits of Breastfeeding for Mother and Baby

Breastfeeding NewbornBreast milk is the best milk. Both babies and mothers gain many benefits from breastfeeding. Breast milk is easy to digest and contains antibodies that can protect infants from bacterial and viral infections. Research indicates that women who breastfeed may have lower rates of certain breast and ovarian cancers.

In addition, breastfeeding your baby can be one of the most rewarding aspects of motherhood. Nothing can compare to the warmth and security mother and baby feel as they snuggle together, not to mention the invaluable nutritional benefits for the baby. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for at least one year.

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