Benefits of Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is an excellent way to meet your baby’s nutritional and emotional needs. Advantages to breastfeeding for babies include:

 

  • Fewer allergies
  • Fewer gastrointestinal tract diseases
  • Fewer respiratory tract diseases
  • Less inflammation of the ear
  • Lower chance of childhood obesity

In fact, health professionals recognize breastfeeding as the best choice for most infants. The World Health Organization ranks food choices for babies as:

 

  1. Breastfeeding
  2. The mother’s own milk expressed and given to her child through a bottle or syringe
  3. The milk of another human mother
  4. Iron-fortified formula

Women who should not breastfeed

 

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