Why should I breastfeed?

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

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If diazepam will remain in my bloodstream for ~24hrs, why should I not breastfeed my 7m old for 2-3 days after a single dose (sedation for dental op)?

To completely clear. the medication from your system takes 2-3 days. In the meantime you can pump and discard your milk so your supply remains brisk. Read more...