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breast feeding

By: Christine Ann Antonio, RN, BSN, BS in Ed., MPH

Everyone knows breast-feeding is best for babies but few know why. Here are some well and little known facts.

Breast-feeding:

   -   Helps babies to have fewer allergies, asthma, diarrhea and constipation.
   -   Gives babies antibodies against colds, flu, eczema, hay fever and ear infections.
   -   Helps Mom and baby bond.
   -   Reduces S.I.D.S. or crib deaths.
   -   Gives babies stronger and straighter teeth.
   -   Doesn't stain those cute little expensive clothes.
   -   Is cheaper and always readily available in the right amount at the right temperature.
   -   Makes sweet smelling babies.
   -   Gives a baby a higher IQ because of non-duplicable factors in Mother's milk.
   -   Develops baby's eyes equally as they switch nursing from side to side.
   -   Comforts baby easily when sick or hurt.
   -   Gives baby a sense of security and trust, the first essential step in psychological health.
   -   Is unlikely to cause problems if inhaled.
   -   Sets up baby's intestines to work properly.
   -   Is easily digested and thus reduces colic.

Breast-Feeding benefits Moms too.
Breast-Feeding:

   -   Lowers breast cancer risk.
   -   Helps her tummy flatten sooner.
   -   Relaxes her and gives her peaceful calm due to prolactin release.
   -   Is easier at night. Just tuck baby in bed.
   -   Helps prevent postpartum hemorrhage (bleeding).
   -   Means no formula stains on Mom's clothes either.
   -   Postpones the return of her menstruation with full-time nursing (no bottles).
   -   Means she has a portable baby; pack up diapers, change of clothes and go.
   -   Is economical as items like bottles, nipples, sterilizer, baby food and doctor bills are eliminated.
   -   Can be continued after going back to work.

You may have your own reasons to add to this list but the facts are overwhelming: Breast-Feeding is the best for both Mother and baby.


 

 


Related Topics:
Preparation For Breast-Feeding
Breast And Nipple Preparation
Feeding Plan
Food Allergy Prevention
General Guide to Breast-Feeding
Common Problems
Signs of Needed Intervention
Vitamins, Yes or No?
Food Sensitivities
Nutrition and Dieting
Weaning Breast to Bottle
Home Remedies - Engorgement Relief


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