6 Advantages Of Breastfeeding

May 21, 2011 No Comments by
  1. Nursing stimulates uterine contractions that help prevent hemorrhaging and return the uterus to its normal size.
  2. Breast milk is convenient and economical; it is sterile, portable, and always the right temperature.
  3. Nursing promotes a special kind of mother-infant bonding.
  4. Breast-fed babies have fewer infections. The benefits extend beyond childhood;
  5. studies show that people who were breast-fed have a reduced incidence of obesity, diabetes, asthma, heart disease, and some types of cancer.
  6. Breast milk may protect infants with a strong family history of allergy from developing one.
  7. Women who breast-feed have a reduced risk of premenopausal breast cancer and postmanopausal osteoporosis (loss of bone mass).

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