A 52-year-old member asked:
What are the risks and benefits of breast feeding?
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Dr. Tanya Russo answered
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Breast feeding perks: For baby: improved immunity, superior brain & eye development, fewer allergies & GI problems, enhanced cognitive functioning, reduced risk of obesity/all obesity related diseases, etc. etc. etc. etc. Mother loses weight faster, saves time, money and environmental resources, bonds more readily, reduces risk of breast & ovarian cancer, reduces risk of multiple systemic disease. Risks are minor
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
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