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Top Reasons to Breastfeed

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The top reasons to breastfeed rather than formula feed a baby.

Rated 0 points - posted 8 years ago by woven_words in category Kids.
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Reduces mum's risk of breast cancer Report Abuse
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Helps mum lose weight Report Abuse
61 points - added 8 years ago by woven_words -

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Satisfies baby's emotional needs Report Abuse
55 points - added 8 years ago by woven_words -

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Breast milk is free Report Abuse
44 points - added 8 years ago by woven_words -

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Reduces risk of SIDS Report Abuse
36 points - added 8 years ago by woven_words -

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Nursing helps prevent post-partum heamorrhage Report Abuse
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No bottles to sterilize and heat up Report Abuse
22 points - added 8 years ago by woven_words -

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Source of antibodies for baby Report Abuse
Breast milk is an important source of antibodies for baby early on before baby's body has started making them.
20 points - added 8 years ago by woven_words -

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Easier on mum and baby through the night Report Abuse
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Helps calm fussy baby Report Abuse
19 points - added 8 years ago by woven_words -

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Nursing helps shrink mum's uterus after birth Report Abuse
17 points - added 8 years ago by woven_words -

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your nipples hurt Report Abuse
THERE ARE NONE
10 points - added 2 years ago by guest -

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Most easily digested food for baby Report Abuse
10 points - added 8 years ago by woven_words -

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Breast milk is always the right temperature Report Abuse
8 points - added 8 years ago by woven_words -

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More convenient than formula Report Abuse
Always accessible, free and just the perfect temperature!
7 points - added 8 years ago by woven_words -

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May protect against vision defects Report Abuse
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Can still nurse even when sick Report Abuse
Breast milk is even better than over the counter electrolytes when baby has been vomiting!
4 points - added 8 years ago by woven_words -

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Lowers risk of baby developing asthma Report Abuse
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Breast milk adjusts with the outside climate Report Abuse
Breast milk is thicker in winter and thinner (more watery) in the summer.
2 points - added 8 years ago by woven_words -

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Promotes bonding between mum and baby Report Abuse
There is nothing quite like the skin to skin contact that nursing provides to aid in mum and baby bonding!
-4 points - added 8 years ago by woven_words -

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Breastfeeding can act as a natural contraceptive for mum Report Abuse
-6 points - added 8 years ago by woven_words -
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