Advantages of Breastfeeding

Why should you breastfeed? Why not is the better question. This page was written in the interest of supporting and promoting breastfeeding for all moms and babies. UNICEF states that 1 million babies die each year as a result of being fed artificial formula, some die from diarrhea and other intestinal illnesses , some die from malnutrition because their families can not afford to purchase formula, and some die from the illnesses that formula fed babies are more likely to contract. 

The latest recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the US Surgeon General recommends breastfeeding for one year.

Advantages of Breastfeeding Links


Beastfeeding Initiatives by the AAP

AAP Policy Statement of Breastfeeding

American College of Nurse-Midwives Policy Statement on Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding and Infant Nutrition: American Academy of Family Physicians



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