- Have lower incidences of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
- Receive antibodies to the many diseases to which their mothers have been exposed - helping to develop a strong immune system.
- Have a ower rish of allergies, asthma and respiratory infections.
- Have fewer ear infections.
- May be more protected against celiac disease.
- Have a reduced risk of childhood leukemia.
- Have a lowered risk of juvenile onset diabetes.
- Have a lowered risk of obesity in childhood and adolescence.
- Are less likely to have diarrhea.
Breastfeeding provides a wide range of benefits to the nursing mother:
- Convenience - Breast milk is always available and at the right temperature. You can feed your baby anywhere and at any time without having to pack up bottles, sterilizing equipment and formula.
- Wweight loss - Breastfeeding helps mothers return to their pre-pregnancy weight faster than women who fomula feed.
- Breastfeeding makes a woman's bones stronger, reducing the risk of osteoporosis.
- Women who breastfeed are less likely to develop ovarian and breast cancers.
- Breastfeeding lowers the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.
Benefits for the Environment
- Breastfeeding saves our natural resources. The production of infant formula takes valuable land, water and energy and also contributes to air pollution. An estimated 87,230 tons of tin and paper end up in landfills due to formula consumption (2002).
- Breastfeeding saves money - a potential annual savings of $3.6 billion in decreased costs of public health programs, reduced absenteeism, and reduced environmental and energy burdens.
Motherlove Herbal Company believes new mothers should have access to information about the immediate and lifelong benefits breastfeeding can provide both to you and your baby. Ultimately, the decision to breastfeed is yours!