Why Breastfeed?

in the simplest of terms...

  1. There is no better form of nutrition for your baby than breastmilk.
  2. Breastmilk is free!
  3. You never run short of food for the baby when you are out.
  4. No heating baby formula in the middle of the night.
  5. Breastmilk is always the right temperature.
  6. Breastmilk is instantly available for baby.
  7. Baby's energy is put into growing not wasted crying waiting for bottles to be readied.
  8. Mom doesn't even have to leave the bed to feed the baby.
  9. Breastmilk provides antibodies against diseases
  10. Less ear infections which can lead to serious hearing loss.
  11. Breastfeeding lessens the likelyhood of food allergies.
  12. Breastfed babies are healthier overall.
  13. Healthier children mean less time spent in the doctor's office.
  14. Less time at the doctor's saves money on healthcare.
  15. Breastmilk is easily digested.
  16. Breastfed babies have higher IQ's. (baby formula causes lower IQ due to insufficient nutrition)
  17. Breastfeeding encourages bonding.
  18. Breastfeeding satisfies the baby's intense needs to suck.
  19. Breastfeeding promotes physical contact with mother, offering additional stimulation to baby.
  20. While breastfeeding baby hears familiar sounds of mom's heartbeat & breathing, encouraging his own.
  21. Baby's ability to see happens to be the exact distance from mother's face to baby's eyes while breastfeeding!
  22. Baby breastfeeds frequently which promotes frequent physical contact between mother and baby.
  23. Breasts provide a comfort station for a toddler who needs to connect often.
  24. Encourages child-led mothering - instinctive parenting - attachment parenting.
  25. Toddlers who breastfeed tend to have the best social adjustment.
  26. Breastfeeding keeps mothering hormones flowing which increases bonding.
  27. Breastfeeding is an incredibly rewarding feeling for the mother.
  28. Breastfeeding hormones help relax the mother.
  29. Breastfeeding gives mother's body a chance to rest from monthly cycle.
  30. Breastfeeding lowers the rates of breast and ovarian cancer in the mother.
  31. Breastfeeding lessens the chance of osteoporosis in the mother.
  32. Breastfeeding provides for natural child spacing.
  33. No matter what the toddler's age, breastmilk provides protein, fat, calcium, and vitamins.



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