Breastfeeding health benefits
- Breastfed babies are healthier, period
Throughout their lifetime, breastfed babies are less likely to become obese or suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, ear infections, respiratory infections, eczema, allergies, asthma, multiple sclerosis, heart disease, and cancer.
- Breastfeeding provides your child with custom immunity
You know your milk protects your child from illness via your antibodies, but did you know your breast milk is specifically tailored to your baby's needs? Your milk-production is informed via a bio-feedback cycle between your baby's saliva and your body's milk production.
- Breast milk is designed by your body for your infant
So it's no wonder breastfed babies enjoy brighter brains, better vision, improved digestion, healthier skin and healthier overall growth. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for at least the first year of life, while the World Health Organizations officially recommends breastfeeding for at least two years.
- Breastfeeding protects you from cancer
Lest we forget, there are critical benefits to you: breastfeeding mothers are less likely to suffer from depression, osteoporosis, breast/uterine/ovarian cancer, as well as ensuring easier postpartum recovery.