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The 111 Benefits of Breastfeeding for Babies, Moms & Everyone Else

THE 111 BENEFITS OF BREASTFEEDING For Babies, Moms & Everyone Else YOU'VE HEARD GOOD THINGS ABOUT BREASTFEEDING BUT... You might be wondering - "Is all the stress and swollen breasts really worth it?" Fear not, if you're on the fence about breastfeeding, our infographic will help you learn exactly what you need to know. THE BENEFITS OF BREASTFEEDING FOR BABIES Breast milk provides the ideal nutrition for infants. It has a nearly perfect mix of vitamins, protein, and fat -- everything your baby needs to grow. Did you know Breast milk contains antibodies that help your baby fight off infections and bacteria such as: THRUSH * RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS * PNEUMONIA * CHILDHOOD ASTHMA * RESPIRATORY SYNCYTIAL VIRUSES EAR DIARRHEA INFECTIONS INFECTIONS/PARASITES/GERMS MENINGITIS SEPSIS An infection that can impact kidneys, brain, lungs and the heart SALMONELLA INFECTIONS NECROTIZING ENTEROCOLITIS Powdered formula can contain deadly salmonella pathogens Inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain A life-threatening intestinal infection ENTEROVIRUS GIARDIA HIB CRONOBACTER LAMBLIA A bacterium that A germ that can be deadly to infants INFECTIONS A parasite that causes diarrhea, gas and stomach cramps can cause several A respiratory illness that involves coughing, sneezing and fever severe infections Not only do breastfed babies have lower risks of all-cause mortality, but they are also less likely to suffer from these illnesses and chronic diseases; PLAGIOCEPHALY IRON DEFICIENCIES BLINDNESS Flat spots on your baby's head * SNORING * CONSTIPATION PYLORIC STENOSIS * LACTOSE INTOLERANCE Forceful vomiting * BLEEDING LESIONS in the esophagus or stomach * ACID REFLUX INGUINAL HERNIAS UNDESCENDED The bulging of the intestine through the lower abdominal wall TESTICLES REDUCED RISK OF AUTOIMMUNE THYROID SUDDEN ALL CAUSE MORTALITY INFANT DEATH DISEASES SYNDROME Nobody likes a runny nose. But fear not - Breast milk contains antibodies that help fight and protect from allergic reactions such as: COLITIS Gassy and constipated babies ASTHMA ATTACKS ALLERGIC RHINITIS ECZEMA such as an itchy nose or mouth, stuffiness, coughing and sore throat There is a link between breastfeeding and higher IQ scores in children. But that's not all. It also prevents against developmental issues like: EUREKA! DELAYED DEVELOPED BEDWETTING MOTOR SKILLS IMMUNIZATION REDUCED SELF- EXPRESSION PAIN POOR BABY TEMPERAMENT 00 L LOWERED IQ POOR VISION POOR COMMUNICATION SKILLS A WEAK IMMUNE SYSTEM * BAD GUT BACTERIA A SMALLER THYMUS * GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASES The organ that produces T-cells for the immune system Sounds impressive right? We're just getting to the good part. Breastfeeding has some serious, long-lasting benefits such as: A REDUCED RISK OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SCHIZOPHRENIA CONDUCT PROBLEMS MENTAL HEALTH TONSILLECTOMY CONCERNS OVERBITES PEPTIC ULCER DISEASE CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE CELIAC DISEASE HYPERTENSION CROHN'S DISEASE HIGH APPENDICITIS CHOLESTEROL OTHER RISKS DIABETES OBESITY TOXIC HEAVY AUTISM JUVENILE МЕTAL EXPOSURE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS BUT ALSO IMPROVED Onset of Mother-to-child Bonds between menopause for daughters transplant mothers and success rate their babies Vaccination Stress release for Bone mass in effectiveness babies certain areas Cancer is pure evil. So you'll be happy to know that breastfed babies have reduced overall risk of cancer, but also less: LEUKEMIA AND HODGKIN'S LYMPHOMA NEUROBLASTOMA DISEASE DNA DAMAGE TUMOR GROWTH BREAST CANCER TESTICULAR in daughters CANCER in sons THE BENEFITS OF BREASTFEEDING FOR MOMS There may be times when you feel like tossing in the nursing bra and reaching for a bottle. But before you do, you may want to consider that when mothers follow nature's lead and breastfeed their babies, their bodies benefit too. Having sore breasts and cracked nipples sucks. But so does cancer. Breastfeeding has been known to reduce theses types of cancers in moms: BREAST CANCER CANCER OF THE. ESOPHAGUS HODGKIN'S DISEASE UTERINE CANCER THYROID CANCER ENDOMETRIAL CANCER OVARIAN CANCER Moms need to look after themselves so that they can take care of their babies. Luckily, breastfeeding offers protection against these illnesses: URINARY TRACT CARDIO- VASCULAR INFECTIONS DISEASE LUPUS DIABETES ARTHRITIS POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION OSTEOPOROSIS & BONE-LOSS BONUS BENEFITS FOR MOMS THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE NEVER CONSIDERED: Breastfed babies have better sleep Faster loss of patterns - that means so will you pregnancy weight Lactation Breastfeeding provides contraception protection moms save money - a lot of it Less uterus bleeding Moms who quit smoking during Breastfeeding may put the pause in menopause and quicker return to its normal size pregnancy have a decreased risk of picking up that bad habit again THE BENEFITS OF BREASTFEEDING FOR SOCIETY Breastfeeding has a bottle-load of benefits. But did you know - it not only benefits you and your baby but the environment and others too. Breastfeeding for a brighter tomorrow. These are but a few of the benefits for those around you: Lower medical Few sick days taken Increased work Less air pollution expenses for everyone by mom and kids productivity More natural Less landfill pollution population control Fewer children Less mistreatment ingesting potentially dangerous of babies from their mothers contaminants could be saved every year 1,300,000 LIVES according to UNICEF REFERENCES: www.notmilk.com/101.html OVER 100 MEDICAL STUDIES WHICH CAN BE FOUND AT www.llli.org/nb/nbbenefits.html www.webmd.com/parenting/baby/nursing-basics#1 www.nhs.uk/Conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/Pages/benefits- breastfeeding.aspx momlovesbest.com/feeding/ benefits-of-breastfeeding www.askdrsears.com/topics/feeding-eating/breastfeeding/why- breast-is-best/7-ways-breastfeeding-benefits-mothers Read the full article to learn more about each benefit at MOMLOVESBEST.COM/FEEDING/BENEFITS-OF-BREASTFEEDING

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