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What are the benefits of breastfeeding a baby?

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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.

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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.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Dr. Alison Stuebe
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Good for moms too

Breastfeeding burns 500 calories a day for mom -- which is like running on a treadmill for 45 minutes every day.
In addition, moms who breastfeed face lower risks of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and heart attacks.

In brief: Good for moms too

Breastfeeding burns 500 calories a day for mom -- which is like running on a treadmill for 45 minutes every day.
In addition, moms who breastfeed face lower risks of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and heart attacks.
Dr. Alison Stuebe
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