The benefits of breastfeeding are greatest when breast milk is the baby’s only food for their first six months but if that isn’t enough to convince you, here are 6 more reasons why you should consider breastfeeding your baby:
The unique bonding that occurs between mom and baby during breastfeeding is priceless.
Greatly reduces baby‘s risk for infections and for chronic lifelong diseases including diabetes, asthma, and obesity.
Breastfeeding helps mom burn more calories and can promote the loss of pregnancy weight gains.
More convenient than formula feeding, plus saves time and money.
Reduces mom’s risk for type 2 diabetes, breast and ovarian cancers.
The composition of breast milk changes overtime to adapt to a growing baby’s needs.
Learn more by visiiting our breastfeeding resources page at https://fresnoeoc.org/wic/breastfeeding.