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The Experience of Breastfeeding is Special for So Many Reasons

August 2, 2017 by Dylan Lewis0

By Carol Conger

The experience of breastfeeding is special for so many reasons: the joyful closeness and bonding, the cost savings and the health benefits for both mother and baby.¬†Breastfeeding saves lives, money and time. Breast milk is the perfect food for babies. Breast milk comes premixed, at the right temperature and is quite portable.¬†The cells, hormones and antibodies in breast milk help protect babies from illness. This protection is unique and changes to meet a growing baby’s needs. Research shows that breastfed babies have lower risks of

  • Asthma
  • Leukemia (during childhood)
  • Obesity (during childhood)
  • Ear infections
  • Eczema (atopic dermatitis)
  • Diarrhea and vomiting
  • Lower respiratory infections
  • SIDS
  • Type 2 diabetes

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