ADVANTAGES OF BREASTFEEDING
A TO Z
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.
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.
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.
DIGESTS: Digests more easily.
DUPLICATED: Breast milk cannot be duplicated.
DELAY: Allows delay of solids.
DENTAL: Fewer dental problems such as cavities and braces.
EASY: Easy to do, no muss, no fuss.
ENJOYABLE: Enjoyable for mom and baby.
ENHANCES: Enhances relationship with your baby.
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).
GIVING: Giving of yourself to another person.
GREAT: A great way of meeting emotional and physical needs for both mom and baby.
HEALTH: Breastfed babies are healthier and so are their moms.
HUMAN: Babies are meant to have human milk.
INEXPENSIVE: Inexpensive and easy on a tight family budget.
IMMUNITY: Immunity factors are only found in breastmilk.
JOYFUL: Joyful experience.
JIFFY: Ready in a jiffy.
KITCHEN: Spending less time in the kitchen (mixing, washing, sterilizing, warming...).
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.
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.
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.
OVER-FEEDING: Prevents over-feeding.
ODOR: Less diaper odor.
OBESITY: Reduces the chance of obesity later in life.
PROLACTIN: Prolactin helps you feel motherly.
PREVENTION: Helps prevent serious health problems.
PROMOTES: Promotes proper jaw, teeth and speech development.
QUIET: Quiet time is spent together.
QUALITY: Best quality nutrition.
QUANTITY: Practically unlimited quantity. Automatically adjusts to demand feeding.
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.
SATISFACTION: Satisfies all the senses in mom and baby.
SUPERIOR: Superior infant food.
SAVINGS: Saves time, effort, money and resources.
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.
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.
VALUABLE: Especially valuable in special situations (prematurity, jaundice).
VARIETY: Taste of breastmilk varies from skim to creamy during each feeding.
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-TRA: X-tra cuddling builds strong ties of love.
YUMMY: It's yummy of course!
ZILLIONS: These are only a few of the zillions of advantages of breastfeeding your baby!!!
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