It’s no secret that breastfeeding is beneficial to an infant’s health. The benefits of breastfeeding for babies are very well-documented:
- It provides the perfect balance of nutrients that your baby needs to survive and thrive.
- Breast milk contains hormones and antibodies than natural strengthen your infant’s developing immune system.
- Less of a likelihood that your child will later experience gastrointestinal issues, type 2 diabetes, childhood obesity, respiratory and ear infections, and some childhood cancers.[Schanler, 2016]
The protective effect of breast milk is even shown to last after a child stops breastfeeding, contributing to a number of short and long-term pediatric health benefits.