12 Reasons to Breastfeed

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And Why The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends it

  • Breast Milk provides all the nutrition your baby needs.
    Breastmilk composition changes from week to week, from day to day, from hour to hour, and during a feeding. It is always the perfect food for your child.
  • Nursing is convenient and economical. It can be a savings of up to $2000 in the first year. Breastmilk is free, always available, always at the right temperature, and never goes bad.
  • Breastfeeding strengthens the bond between mother and child. When a woman breastfeeds, hormones are produced in her body that help her relax and bond with her baby.
  • Breastfed Babies are healthier
    Breastmilk contains immunities that are passed to your child. Breastfed children get sick less often. Breastfed children get fewer ear infections, childhood lymphomas, and diabetes.
  • Breastfeeding raises children’s IQs.
  • Breastfed babies have better tooth and mouth development.
  • Breastfeeding reduces your chance of getting breast cancer and your daughter’s chance of getting it as an adult.
  • Breastfeeding is great for the environment.
    The production and consumption on formula uses a great deal of resources and produces a huge amount of waste.
  • Breastfeeding lowers the risk of SIDS.
  • Breastmilk tastes great. Have you tasted formula? It’s awful. Try drinking an 8 ounce glass of it before you give it to your baby. Plus, your baby will have less allergies and a healthier digestive tract.
  • That’s what breasts are for. Unfortunately, many societies have sexualized the breast to the point where mothers don’t feel comfortable breastfeeding. Trust your body. We have breasts for a very important reason to feed our young.
  • Breastfeeding tones the muscles of the uterus and helps a woman’s body recover from childbirth and recondition itself more rapidly.

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  • Breastfeeding reduces a mother’s economic and medical dependence.
  • Breastfeeding diminishes the power of commercial interests to manipulate in the advertising of breastmilk substitutes.
  • Breastfeeding confirms a woman’s power to control her own body – breastfeeding challenges the established medical models and business interests that promote bottle feeding
  • Breastfeeding confirms a woman’s unique ability to care for her infant in the best way possible.
  • Breastfeeding challenges the view of breasts as merely sex objects.
  • Breastfeeding promotes optimum infant and maternal health.
  • Breastfeeding shows children that Women are accepting of their bodies, slowly erasing issues of an ‘ideal’ body.