If you’re following along, you may have read some of Milk Made Baby’s stories which don’t shy away from realistic challenges in the transition learning to breastfeed. For some more motivation on getting past those bumps, here are some interesting + compelling reasons to consider breastmilk for your baby.
1. Nutrition and Protection for Baby ??
//Fact: Did you know research shows baby’s saliva transfers back to mom, allowing HER body to detect the IDEAL antibodies (infection attacking protein) to make for her milk? –>stronger immune systems —> babies who are breastfed exclusively for the first 6 months, have fewer ear infections, respiratory illnesses, and bouts of diarrhea. They also have fewer hospitalizations and trips to the doctor.
2. Brain Power ??
//Fact: Studies prove an increase of up to 7.5 IQ points in elementary age children who were breastfed, as well as an increase in verbal, performance and comprehensive IQ in adults.
3. Convenience and Less Expensive –>
//Fact: saved money ? (yes, please) No need to pack bottles, formula, just take yourself and baby!
The list goes on!!