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- Why Breastfeed?
Why Breastfeed ?
Reasons Breastmilk is the Best Milk!
Breastmilk is the only complete source of all nutrients your baby needs.
Breastmilk is FREE and always ready.
Breastmilk is ideal for brain growth.
Nursing encourages proper alignment of teeth and good speech development.
Breastfed babies have fewer ear infections, stomach upsets, tooth decay, allergies and other illnesses than formula-fed babies.
Breastfed babies are less likely to develop juvenile diabetes and certain kinds of cancer.
Nursing hormones are relaxing to the new mother.
Breastfeeding helps the mother's body return to its pre-pregnant shape and burns extra calories every day.
Breastfed babies can be nursed discretely anywhere.
For more information on breastfeeding, contact our Education Center at 336-651-8547.