Keys to Successful Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding Does Make a Difference
, the milk produced by mothers in the first few days after giving birth, is baby's first immunization against infections and diseases.
- Breastfed babies are less likely to develop respiratory and ear infections.
- Food allergies are less common and less severe in breastfed babies.
- Children who are breastfed for at least four months have reduced rates of chilhood cancer, diabetes and gastrointestinal disorders.
- Women who breastfeed have a lower risk of developing premenopausal breast cancer.
- Women who breastfed have a decreased risk of ovarian cancer.
- Breastfed babies are less likely to be overweight.
- A study showed that children who were born prematurely and fed breast milk as infants later scored higher on IQ tests than their formula-fed counterparts.