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What are the benefits of breastfeeding?

What are the benefits of breastfeeding?

Where do I start?: ...Better development, less obesity, less asthma, less allergy, less infections, better bonding, no constipation, rare diarrhea (breast milk is actually the best diarrhea medicine there is). ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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What are the advantages of breastfeeding?

What are the advantages of breastfeeding?

MANY: Advantages of breastfeeding include: better nutrition, better immunity, reduced risks of ear infections, protection of mom from some cancers. Also, breast milk is free, always available and always tailored exactly to your baby's needs. Breast feeding also allows the baby to decide how much to take, and probably helps prevent obesity. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits to the mother of breastfeeding?

What are the health benefits to the mother of breastfeeding?

See below: Mothers who breastfeed are less likely to develop osteoporosis later in life, are able to lose weight gained during pregnancy more easily and have a lower risk of breast, uterine and ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of breastfeeding preemies?

What are the benefits of breastfeeding preemies?

Numerous: The sooner you can begin breastfeeding your premature baby, the better. Skin to skin contact will help your baby grow, regulate her breathing, and solidify your bond. Even if you can't breastfeed right away, pumped breast milk given to your preemie will aid in her brain development, decrease the likelihood of necrotizing enterocolitis, and provide her with much needed antibodies. ...Read more

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What are the risks and benefits of breast feeding?

What are the risks and benefits of breast feeding?

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 ...Read more

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What are the benefits of breastfeeding a baby?

What are the benefits of breastfeeding a baby?

See below: Breast milk is the gold standard for formulas. All formulas are made to mimic the nutritional benefits of breast milk. There are some benefits for reduced illnesses, ear infection, brain, and visual benefit. One other benefit is that it is free. The average cost of formula for the first year is around 2, 500 dollars. ...Read more

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What goodness comes from breast feeding? What are the specific benefits of breastfeeding for both the mom and baby?

What goodness comes from breast feeding? What are the specific benefits of breastfeeding for both the mom and baby?

Many for both: 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. ...Read more

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What are the statistics behind the benefits of breastfeeding compared to formula feeding?

What are the statistics behind the benefits of breastfeeding compared to formula feeding?

Many: First of all breastfeeding creates a special bond between mom and child. Antibody's pass over with BM and keep the child healthier. Studies have shown less asthma and food allergies in breastfed children. Not to mention it is cheaper. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of epo?

What are the benefits of epo?

Treating anemia: Epogen (epoetin alfa) (erythropoietin) is a hormone/protein made by the kidneys (in adults, made in liver in babies) to help stimulate the bone marrow to make the red blood cells. When you have kidney disease/renal failure, you lack this hormone and thus suffer anemia. Epo replaces this deficiency and thus helping/treating anemia. It is quite expensive. Mostly prescribed by kidney docs. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of taking taurine?

Non-essential: This is an essential amino acid for cats, but not for humans. Don't waste your money. ...Read more

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What are the drawbacks and benefits of breast augmentation?

What are the drawbacks and benefits of breast augmentation?

Augmentation pros: Breast augmentation with implants can help you enlarge your breasts and improve their shape. Candidates are those with minimal breasts, those who have lost volume from pregnancy, breastfeeding, and aging, and those who have asymmetric breasts. Risks include bleeding, infection, wound separation, scar, fluid collections, rupture, capsular contracture, and malposition. ...Read more

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What kind of research is there on the differences between breastfeeding and bottle feeding?

What kind of research is there on the differences between breastfeeding and bottle feeding?

Yes: The most important advantage to best feeding is the presence of secretory igA in mothers' milk, which confers some immunity and protection against various infectious disease agents. These antibodies may be crucial in an infant's early survival and development. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of flax oil and is there any side effects?

What are the benefits of flax oil and is there any side effects?

Flaxseed oil: Flaxseed oil is an herbal product and is generally well tolerated. Taken as flaxseed, it is a good source of dietary fiber. Studies of lipid lowering effects have been mixed and appear most effective in postmenopausal women and persons with a high cholesterol at the outset. No major side effects have been reported. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What are the benefits of fasting?

What are the benefits of fasting?

Many benefits : There are many benefits of fasting. One of the main ones is that it aids in weight loss. With a prolonged fasting state, your body will break down fat for energy. ...Read more

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What are the risks and benefits of septoplasty?

What are the risks and benefits of septoplasty?

Septoplasty: Septoplasty when indicated is an excellent way to improve your breathing through your nose. While the septum is often manipulated during rhinoplasty, a functional septoplasty should not change the appearance of the nose- that's what a rhinoplasty is intended to do. Septoplasty risks are related to healing of the membranes over the septum, and can include bleeding, scarring or septal perforation. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of jogging?

What are the benefits of jogging?

Nimerous: Cardio fitness, weight loss and tones muscles. Some people also feel it is a stress reducer. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of flaxseed?

What are the benefits of flaxseed?

Flaxseed: Some call it one of the most powerful plant foods on the planet. There’s some evidence it may help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes. However, these benefits have not been conclusively been proven. ...Read more