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A 22-year-old female asked:

What is the benefits of breast feeding?

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
Pediatrics 22 years experience
BreastFeeding: Benefits of breastfeeding extend well beyond basic nutrition. In addition to containing almost all the vitamins and nutrients your baby needs in the first six months of life (Vit D is the exception), breast milk is packed with disease-fighting substances that protect your baby from illness. It saves money (formula is expensive). Promotes bonding between infant and mom.

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Does breast feeding has long term benefits?

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Yes for baby/mom: The lifetime risk for a variety of health issues is improved for both mother & baby.This includes the risk for diabetes in both, intestinal health for baby & many more. The details are far too many to list in the space allowed. The basic fact is it is better if they can, though it requires work,commitment & support of their family/friends.
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What are the benefits of breast-feeding my baby?

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Several: Breast milk is an excellent source of nutrition for your child, is almost completely absorbed, contains numerous antibodies to help fight infections, and is the best way to bond to your child.

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