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ADVANTAGES OF BREASTFEEDING
A TO Z






A


  • ALLERGIES: Helps avoid allergies.

  • AVAILABILITY: Immediately available whenever needed.

  • ANTIBODIES: Antibodies are passed from mother to baby through her milk.

  • ASSIMILATION: Nutrients are more easily assimilated by the child's digestive tract.





  • B


  • BONDING: Creates close bonding between mother and child.

  • BREAST CANCER: Reduces risk of breast cancer in the mother.

  • BRAIN: Aids in optimal brain development.

  • BREASTMILK: Breastmilk does not stain clothing.





  • C


  • COMFORTING: Comforting for baby. Lots of cuddles.

  • CONVENIENT: Convenient for mom, especially at night.

  • CHANGES: Changes as baby grows.

  • CONSTIPATION: No constipation. Easily digested.

  • COLOSTRUM: Colostrum is available the first few days to give the baby that extra boost of nutrients and protection needed for the beginning of life. It is the perfect first food.





  • D


  • DIGESTS: Digests more easily.

  • DUPLICATED: Breast milk cannot be duplicated.

  • DELAY: Allows delay of solids.

  • DENTAL: Fewer dental problems such as cavities and braces.





  • E


  • EASY: Easy to do, no muss, no fuss.

  • ENJOYABLE: Enjoyable for mom and baby.

  • ENHANCES: Enhances relationship with your baby.





  • F


  • FULFILLING: Breast-feeding is fulfilling and empowering.

  • FRESH: Always fresh. No "sour" or "going bad".

  • FREE: Gives you a free-hand for reading, etc.

  • FEWER: Fewer health problems means a happier baby (and happy parents).





  • G


  • GIVING: Giving of yourself to another person.

  • GREAT: A great way of meeting emotional and physical needs for both mom and baby.





  • H


  • HEALTH: Breastfed babies are healthier and so are their moms.

  • HUMAN: Babies are meant to have human milk.





  • I


  • INEXPENSIVE: Inexpensive and easy on a tight family budget.

  • IMMUNITY: Immunity factors are only found in breastmilk.





  • J


  • JOYFUL: Joyful experience.

  • JIFFY: Ready in a jiffy.





  • K


  • KITCHEN: Spending less time in the kitchen (mixing, washing, sterilizing, warming...).





  • L


  • LOVING: Loving feelings and bonds develop between mom and baby.

  • LA LECHE LEAGUE: You can join a fun mother's group - La Leche League.

  • LESS: Less spitting-up and stomach upsets.





  • M


  • MENSTRUATION: Delays the return of postpartum menstruation for several months to about a year, or longer.

  • MOM: Something only MOM can do for her baby.





  • N


  • NUTRIENTS: Perfect balance of nutrients.

  • NIGHT: Night feedings are easier.

  • NATURAL: Natural... Breastfeeding is what Mother Nature intended, no additives, no fillers, no over-processing or need to pasteurize for safety.





  • O


  • OVER-FEEDING: Prevents over-feeding.

  • ODOR: Less diaper odor.

  • OBESITY: Reduces the chance of obesity later in life.





  • P


  • PROLACTIN: Prolactin helps you feel motherly.

  • PREVENTION: Helps prevent serious health problems.

  • PROMOTES: Promotes proper jaw, teeth and speech development.





  • Q


  • QUIET: Quiet time is spent together.

  • QUALITY: Best quality nutrition.

  • QUANTITY: Practically unlimited quantity. Automatically adjusts to demand feeding.





  • R


  • RELAXING: Breastfeeding is relaxing, stress relieving for mom and baby.

  • RASH: Less diaper or skin rash.

  • RECOMMENDED: Recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Canadian Pediatric Society and the World Health Organization.

  • REPRODUCTION: Completes the reproductive cycle of conception, pregnancy, birth, lactation.





  • S


  • SATISFACTION: Satisfies all the senses in mom and baby.


  • SUPERIOR: Superior infant food.


  • SAVINGS: Saves time, effort, money and resources.





  • T


  • TEMPERATURE: Always the right temperature.

  • TRAVEL: Travel is easier, with less baggage, bottles, cans and other assessories. No having to stop and warm the milk anywhere.

  • TIME-TESTED: Time-tested through the ages.





  • U


  • UNIQUENESS: Uniquely suited to each baby.

  • UTERUS: Contracts uterus helping to expel the placenta and control blood loss. Helps the uterus to return to normal size faster.

  • UNIVERSAL: Universality of breastfeeding is a link with mothers all over the world.





  • V


  • VALUABLE: Especially valuable in special situations (prematurity, jaundice).

  • VARIETY: Taste of breastmilk varies from skim to creamy during each feeding.





  • W


  • WEIGHT LOSS: Helps mother's weight loss by using extra calories.

  • WORRY: No need to worry about baby's food supply.

  • WEIGHT GAIN: Encourages normal weight gain for baby.

  • WHITE: Called "white blood" because of the life-giving properties.





  • X


  • X-TRA: X-tra cuddling builds strong ties of love.





  • Y


  • YUMMY: It's yummy of course!





  • Z


  • ZILLIONS: These are only a few of the zillions of advantages of breastfeeding your baby!!!







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