Benefits of Breastfeeding
Babies who are breastfed have:
*Stronger immune systems
*Skills to walk and talk an average of 2 months earlier
*Less Allergies and Asthma
*Less Diarrhea, Stomach problems and Gas!
*Higher IQ- average of 15-20 points
*Less Diaper Rash
*Less Infections-Ear, Respiratory, Etc.
*Less Cancers and Heart problems
*Less problems with Speech development
*Straighter teeth-Less likelihood of having wisdom teeth removed
*Less Child Abuse
*Better overall development
Mothers Who Breastfeed:
*Are at less risk for Post-Partum Depression
*Have less likelihood for Anemia and Hemorrhage(heavy bleeding)
*Uterus shrinks back to pre-pregnancy size faster
*Burn extra 800 calories per day to return to pre-pregnancy weight sooner
*Less chance of Osteoporosis
*Less likely to have Breast cancer, Ovarian cancer and Uterine cancer
*Do not need to change their diet!
*Have delayed return of Fertility and monthly period
*Less Absenteeism due to illness
*Get to have amazing bonding and relaxing time with their babies!
*Have less doctor appointments and hospital visits
*Don't have to heat up bottles. Breastmilk is always the right temperature!
*SAVE LOTS OF MONEY by not having to buy bottles and expensive formulas!
How long should you breastfeed?
This is a very personal choice to be made by you and your baby! 3 days, 3 weeks, 3 months, 3 years? All are just great! It is your choice to make. Any amount of breastfeeding is better than none. The longer you breastfeed your baby, the more benefits both you and your baby will enjoy. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests a baby should breastfeed for one year or as long as a mother and baby feel comfortable. Whatever amount of time you decide to breastfeed, you can feel GREAT that you are giving your baby the best nutrition possible!!!
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