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Why is breast feeding beneficial?

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Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 62 years experience
Breast milk: Because it has all the natural ingredients and antibody protection that a healthy infant requires to be able to thrive.
Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Specializes in Pediatrics
Here's a short list: Breastfeeding has a multitude of benefits for both baby and mother. Breast milk is the perfect food for babies, the american academy of pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for at least the first year. Breastfeeding reduces infections, obesity, myopia, raises iq, and babes accept new foods better. Moms lose wgt. Faster, reduce breast cancer risk, save both time (no bottle prep) and $ on formula.

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