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What health benefits are seen in babies that are breastfed?

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Dr. Jay Park
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Pediatrics 51 years experience
See below: Here are some well known benefits: breast-fed infants get less infections such as upper respiratory infection, ear infection, diarrheal illness; cognitive development is enhanced, and an average iq of breast-fed group achieves is 4 points higher when compared with their counterparts; chance to die of sids is lower.

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