Breastfeeding is AWESOME. Yup! 😀
We all know the saying “breast is best” but here are some of the colossal benefits, and a couple quirky facts, about breastfeeding.
1. Human milk boosts a baby’s immune system big time—helping baby fight viral, bacterial, and parasitic infections, including:
- Respiratory tract infections
- Ear infections
- Bacterial meningitis
- Urinary tract infections
- Infant diarrhea
- Common colds and flus
2. Breastfeeding can actually reduce baby’s risk of disease later in life, including:
- Type I and II diabetes
- Hodgkin’s disease
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol levels
- Crohn’s disease
- Ulcerative colitis
3. Breastfeeding reduces mama’s risk of ovarian and breast cancer, heart disease, and osteoporosis. The longer she breastfeeds, the higher the benefit. In fact, a woman who breastfeeds for 8 years has nearly a 0% risk of breast cancer.
Get this—breastfeeding a baby girl actually reduces her lifetime risk of breast cancer by 25%.
4. Breastfeeding saves a…
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