Breastfeeding: What You Need to Know

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  • 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?
  • How Long Should Moms Breastfeed?

What's Wrong With Formula?

Just because it isn't breast milk doesn't mean it's the devil either. But it's important to know that formula does contain high levels of BPA (Bisphenol), a potentially harmful chemical; contains corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, and genetically modified ingredients; and a recent study found that it doubles obesity rates in babies. Also formula can be expensive, while breast milk is free. 

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