Why Breastfeeding is Best!

Why Breastfeeding is Best!

The benefits of breastfeeding are significant, they are short and long term health benefits for both mother and baby and last well beyond the period of breastfeeding.

Why is breastfeeding best for my baby?

  • Breastfeeding is uniquely suited to meet the physical and emotional needs of your baby
  • Breast milk provides an important source of immune factors
  • Breastfed babies have fewer respiratory illnesses
  • Breastfed babies have fewer allergies
  • Breast milk protects against illness
  • Breastfed babies as less likely to become obese later in life

Why is Breastfeeding best for me?

  • Breastfeeding helps you to lose weight and get back into shape
  • Breastfeeding helps to reduce the risk of osteoporosis and certain cancers
  • Breastfeeding helps to keep baby happy and content
  • Breast milk needs no preparation
  • Breastfeeding encourages bonding

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