6 doctors weighed in:

Is breast feeding heatlhy?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Breast milk is the one material specifically designed for babies that is readily available, requires no refrigeration or mechanical assistance in use & will not trigger an allergic reaction.
Many aboriginal populations that totally breast feed for the first 2 yrs have better muscle/bone indexes than american kids over the same period.

In brief: Yes

Breast milk is the one material specifically designed for babies that is readily available, requires no refrigeration or mechanical assistance in use & will not trigger an allergic reaction.
Many aboriginal populations that totally breast feed for the first 2 yrs have better muscle/bone indexes than american kids over the same period.
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Absolutely!

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.

In brief: Absolutely!

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.
Thank
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Pediatrics

In brief: Absolutely

Breast feeding is very health for mom and baby.
The benefits for you is it will help your body recover more quickly after birth. It can help your emotional health as your hormones adjust to the postpartum period. It reduces your uterus size to reduce infection/bleeding. Favorite fact from med school - breast feeding session is one Snicker bars worth of calories off your thighs!

In brief: Absolutely

Breast feeding is very health for mom and baby.
The benefits for you is it will help your body recover more quickly after birth. It can help your emotional health as your hormones adjust to the postpartum period. It reduces your uterus size to reduce infection/bleeding. Favorite fact from med school - breast feeding session is one Snicker bars worth of calories off your thighs!
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