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Breastfeeding Benefits

Breastfeeding In the First Week

Pumping & Storing Breastmilk

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Breastfeeding Benefits

Benefits for Infants & Children

  1. Children who have been breastfed have less risk of becoming overweight or obese, even as adults
  2. Research has shown that breastfed children have higher IQs (Intelligence Quotient)
  3. Breastfeeding decreases the risk of diabetes
  4. Breastmilk promotes the development of great vision
  5. Breastfed babies have half the number of ear infections, less diarrhea, a lower risk of developing bacterial meningitis, cold and flu
  6. Breastfed babies have less chance of developing allergies, asthma and eczema
  7. Breastfeeding may reduce the risk for subsequent inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritits and childhood cancers
  8. Breastfeeding results in better teeth and jaw development
  9. Breastfed children have lower risk of suffering Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Benefits for Moms

Breastfeeding helps the uterus to shrink its pre-pregnancy state and reduces the amount of blood lost after delivery

Mothers who breastfeed for at least 2 months may lose more weight than mothers who do not breastfeedMother_Kid

Breastfeeding mothers usually resume their menstrual cycles 20 to 30 weeks later than mothers who do not breastfeed

Breastfeeding reduces the risk of Breast and Ovarian Cancer

Breastfeeding may reduce the risk of osteoporosis.