What Are the Benefits of Breastfeeding for Baby?
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, strongly recommend breastfeeding. Breast milk provides the ideal nutrition for infants with the combination of vitamins, protein, and fat is everything your infant needs to be healthy. Breast milk contains antibodies that help your baby fight off viruses and bacteria and is more digestable than formula. Breastfeeding reduces your baby's risk of having asthma or allergies. Babies who are breastfed exclusively for the first six months, without any formula, have fewer ear infections, respiratory illnesses, and bouts of diarrhea. They also have fewer hospitalizations and trips to the doctor.
In some studies, breastfeeding has been linked to higher IQ scores in later childhood. The physical closeness, skin-to-skin touching, and eye contact all help your baby bond with the mother and feel secure. Breastfed infants are less likely to become overweight. The AAP says breastfeeding plays a role in the prevention of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome).
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