Benefits of breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is a great opportunity for you to bond with your baby.  Many people find it a lot less hassle than making up bottles and it is free!  However, breastfeeding also gives a range of health benefits for your baby and for you. 

Breastfeeding helps to protect your baby against:
  • Ear infections
  • Asthma
  • Eczema
  • Chest infections
  • Obesity
  • Stomach bugs
  • Childhood diabetes
  • Urine infections
Breastfeeding helps to protect you against:
  • Breast cancer
  • Weak bones later in life
  • Ovarian cancer
Women who breastfeed may get their figures back faster


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