Feeding your baby breast milk does more good than you might think.
You've likey heard that breastfeeding can confer some pretty impressive benefits to your baby-reduced ear infections and asthma, maybe even a bump in IQ among them. Turns out there are even more perks for your little one, not to mention for you, society and even Mother Earth.
1. Fewer infections "The incidence of pneumonia, colds and viruses is reduced among breastfed babies," says infant- nutrition expert Ruth A. Lawrence, M.D., a professor of pediatrics and OB-GYN at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, N.Y., and the author of Breastfeeding: A Guide for the Medical Profession (Elsevier-Mosby). Gastrointestinal infections like diarrhea-which can be devastating, especially in developing countries-are also less common.
2. Reduced risk of chronic illnesses Breastfeed your baby and you reduce his risk of developing chronic conditions, such as type I diabetes, celiacRead More »from Liquid Assets - 10 Suprising Benefits of Breastfeeding