Breastfeeding: What You Need to Know

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  • How Long Should Moms Breastfeed?
  • Health Benefits for Babies
  • Health Benefits for Moms
  • What’s Wrong With Formula?
  • Black Women and Breastfeeding
  • Why Are Our Rates So Low?
  • Prepping For Breastfeeding
  • You’re Not a “Bad” Mom if You Don’t Breastfeed
  • August is National Breastfeeding Month!
  • Why is Breast Milk Better?

Health Benefits for Moms

Research suggests that mothers who breastfeed are less likely to develop osteoporosis (bone thinning) down the road are able to lose weight gained during pregnancy more easily and have a lower risk of breast, uterine and ovarian cancer. Plus, breastfeeding helps your uterus heal and stop bleeding after you give birth. 

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