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A 27-year-old female asked about a male:

Does breast feeding has long term benefits?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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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A 22-year-old female asked:

What is the benefits of breast feeding?

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
Pediatrics 21 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.
Last updated Feb 1, 2019


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