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Why should I breastfeed?

26 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics & Gynecology
10 doctors agree

In brief: Free milk

In addition to the prior mentioned health benefits and immune system boosters for baby, you can't beat the price!

In brief: Free milk

In addition to the prior mentioned health benefits and immune system boosters for baby, you can't beat the price!
Dr. Robert Phillips
Dr. Robert Phillips
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Dr. Pam Yoder
True. Moms would never count lost wages compared to the priceless time with their baby.
Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
9 doctors agree

In brief: Best gift for baby

Dr. Garvey is correct.
Breastfeeding is natural, controls what the infant receives, provides immunity. It is also one of the best ways in nature to create a mother-baby bond. Plus, as an added bonus, it helps many women lose unwanted pounds if they are active and follow a proper diet while breastfeeding.

In brief: Best gift for baby

Dr. Garvey is correct.
Breastfeeding is natural, controls what the infant receives, provides immunity. It is also one of the best ways in nature to create a mother-baby bond. Plus, as an added bonus, it helps many women lose unwanted pounds if they are active and follow a proper diet while breastfeeding.
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Protects baby

Breastfeeding is natural, controls what the infant receives, and provides immunity.
It is also one of the best ways in Nature to create a mother-baby bond. Plus, as an added bonus, it helps many women lose unwanted pounds if they are active and follow a proper diet while breastfeeding.

In brief: Protects baby

Breastfeeding is natural, controls what the infant receives, and provides immunity.
It is also one of the best ways in Nature to create a mother-baby bond. Plus, as an added bonus, it helps many women lose unwanted pounds if they are active and follow a proper diet while breastfeeding.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
and it is free
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Mom and baby benefit

So many serious, longterm, evidence based benefits to maternal and child health- reduced breast and ovarian cancer, diabetes, possibly sids, childhood allergies, etc: http://1.
Usa.Gov/brvrye; http://1.Usa.Gov/lwzg4u; http://1.Usa.Gov/qtnlsq.

In brief: Mom and baby benefit

So many serious, longterm, evidence based benefits to maternal and child health- reduced breast and ovarian cancer, diabetes, possibly sids, childhood allergies, etc: http://1.
Usa.Gov/brvrye; http://1.Usa.Gov/lwzg4u; http://1.Usa.Gov/qtnlsq.
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
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Dr. Rahil Malik
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Government $$

Surprisingly, for those that rely on social welfare, the government gives you "wic" funds that are higher if you breastfeed vs bottle feeding.
One more plus, in addition to everything listed below.

In brief: Government $$

Surprisingly, for those that rely on social welfare, the government gives you "wic" funds that are higher if you breastfeed vs bottle feeding.
One more plus, in addition to everything listed below.
Dr. Rahil Malik
Dr. Rahil Malik
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