"We’ve all heard the good stuff about breastfeeding: It’s great for baby, great for Mom, better for the environment and the National Health Budget. Search the net for “Benefits of Breastfeeding” and there are zillions of helpful (and unhelpful) sites providing information (and misinformation) about breastfeeding. But the consensus: with the World Health Organization, The American Academy of Paediatrics, UNICEF, and Scientists and Doctors everywhere, is that breastfeeding is the best way to nourish your baby.
Some of the latest studies point out that:
* Exclusive breastfeeding at one month cut the risk of SIDS in half
* Breastfeeding Cuts Breast Cancer Risk
* Breastfeeding Boosts Kids’ IQ
* Easier weight loss after childbirth: breastfeeding burns up to 500 calories per day, and helps to return the uterus to it’s pre-pregnancy size and shape.
So if breastfeeding is SO WONDERFUL, why isn’t everyone doing it?"
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