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Breastfeeding Benefits

Breastfeeding offers many benefits to both mother and baby.

Health Benefits for Mom and Baby

Women who breastfeed have a reduced risk of developing breast cancer, ovarian cancer and diabetes. Infants who are breastfed have a a lower risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), obesity, respiratory infections, ear infections, eczema, diarrhea, diabetes and leukemia. Breastfeeding really does make a difference!

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Bonding with Baby

Physical contact with baby is very important, helping baby to feel safe, secure and loved. Holding baby skin to skin also boosts mom's levels of oxytocin, a hormone that helps breast milk flow and helps you feel calm. Learn more about skin-to-skin and other helpful tips to plan for baby's delivery.

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Breast Milk Offers Complete Nutrition

Breast milk provides baby with complete nutrition and additional health and nutrition benefits which infant formula does not, such as live antibodies. Breast milk is also easily absorbed by baby and the human body also tailor makes breast milk to meet baby's individual nutritional needs! Click the link below to learn more about breast milk and how it changes for baby, no matter their age!

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Breast Milk is Free and Convenient

Breast milk is free, convenient, and always ready when baby is hungry! There are no bottles of formula to warm or any mixing required when you choose to breastfeed your baby.

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