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Breastfeeding

Benefits of Breastfeeding for Baby

  • Easy to digest
  • Fewer ear and respiratory infections
  • Fewer sick days
  • Straighter teeth
  • Protects against SIDS
  • Fewer allergies
  • Less diarrhea
  • Protects against cancer and diabetes

Benefits of Breastfeeding for Mom

  • Promotes bonding
  • Saves money
  • Lowers the risk of breast and ovarian cancer
  • Weight loss
  • Decrease risk of Osteoporosis
  • Fewer missed work and school days
  • Ready to feed anytime and anywhere

Breastfeeding Resources