What are some benefits of breastfeeding?

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The biggest benefit of breastfeeding is it raises a child's immunity to help protect him or her from diseases that could otherwise overwhelm his immune system. Other benefits include a lower risk of obesity, a lower risk of dying of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and increased cognitive development.

Breastfeeding also has benefits for the mother, including a lower risk of postpartum depression, a lower risk of breast and ovarian cancer, the ability to burn more calories, reduced uterine bleeding and a reduced stress level. Mothers who breastfeed will also save money because they do not have to buy cans of formula.

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Because Breastfeeding is cleaner, safer, healthier and quicker then formula feeding and if a baby is hungry while out in public, less annoying as well.
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Hi LauraT2008. This article about bre-stfeeding on Sky News website was quite interesting. No, I did not breastfeed my "baby" (he's all grown up now). And this may sound
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There are many reasons women choose to breastfeed. Breastfeeding is said to have
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Why Breast-Feed?
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, breast-feeding is the most optimal choice for feeding an infant through the first year of life. Allowing the perfect blend of nutrients for the baby, breast feeding is natural, inexpensive and mutually... More »
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