Breastfeeding: What You Need to Know

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  • Why is Breast Milk Better?
  • 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!

Health Benefits for Babies

Babies who are breastfed are more resistant to developing ear infections and other diseases during infancy. They are also less likely to develop juvenile diabetes, multiple sclerosis, heart disease and cancer before the age of 15. Also, babies who are breastfed have lower rates of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).

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