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New medical evidence has prompted the American Academy of Pediatrics to state that breastfeeding is recommended till the child is at least 12 months and can be continued after for as long as both the mother and child desires.
Cognitive development, mathematical ability, and reading comprehension are all shown to increase in babies that are breastfed in their infancy.
Breast milk provides many nutrients needed for brain development that are lacking in common formula.
Studies have shown that babies that are fed with breastmilk score higher on IQ tests. Along with proper stimulation from parents, breastfed babies have healthy brain growth.
Dr. Ruth Lawrence explains that the best nutrient for brain growth is human milk.
Colostrum and mature milk and the fatty and amino acids they contain are an important part of a healthy baby's brain development.
New parents can create bonds with the new baby while breastfeeding.
Many mothers agree with medical experts that exclusive breastfeeding provides all the nutritional and health benefits a baby needs.
Health experts at the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of a child's life.
Breastmilk has been called the perfect first food. It is so easy to digest that mother's rarely have to worry about constipation with breastfed babies.
Common illnesses may be a concern to mothers and be thought of as reason not to breastfeed. However, illnesses that a mother has while breastfeeding are not transferred through breastmilk. In fact, many antibodies of those illnesses are made and given to the baby to form a stronger immune system.
Dr. Ruth Lawrence, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, extolls the virtues of breastfeeding and the subsequent benefits. She has written several books about breastfeeding and is considered the leading medical expert.
Babies are born with a weakened immune system and breast milk provides the right amount of antibodies to fight off infection. Babies who are breastfed are healthier and suffer from few infections.
Easy to read title screens give new mothers the chance to find and then view each breast feeding benefit, such as health benefits, at their own pace.
Medical experts agree that feeding a baby breast milk is the best way to start a healthy baby's life. New mothers, now more then ever, have decided breast feeding is the right choice for their baby.
New mothers need to make many choices in regards to taking care of their newborn. One of those decisions is what and how to nourish them. This video explains all the benefits to breastfeeding a baby.