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started by Katzwinkel on 10/26/09.

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"Human milk provides the specific nutrients that babies need to grow, both in size and maturity... " (THE WOMANLY ART OF BREASTFEEDING, 7th Revised Edition, page 340). Your milk is made to order for your baby. Research points to the significant value to infants, mothers, families and the environment from breastfeeding.

by denarella (61.22) on 12/14/09.

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Chapter 18 of THE WOMANLY ART OF BREASTFEEDING, 7th Revised Edition, "Human Milk for Human Babies ," documents the benefits of breastfeeding such as the antibodies in it to protect the baby from illness. For example, a study in the Philippines showed that, "Deaths from respiratory infections and diarrhea were eight to ten times higher in babies who were artificially fed than in those who were even partially breastfed for six months " (THE WOMANLY ART OF BREASTFEEDING, 7th Revised Edition, page 350).

by denarella (61.22) on 12/14/09.

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Breastfed babies have a decreased likelihood for allergies and dental caries. They also benefit from appropriate jaw, teeth and speech development as well as overall facial development.

by denarella (61.22) on 12/14/09.

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Chapter 19 of THE WOMANLY ART OF BREASTFEEDING, "How Breastfeeding Affects a Mother," describes some of the physical benefits of breastfeeding for the mother such as reduced rates of breast cancer and ovarian cancer.

by denarella (61.22) on 12/14/09.

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Human milk is delivered without excess packaging or processing and thus contributes to the health of our planet.

by denarella (61.22) on 12/14/09.

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Free (cheaper than formula by a long shot)!

by denarella (61.22) on 12/14/09.

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Research indicates that women who breastfeed may have lower rates of certain breast and ovarian cancers.


by denarella (61.22) on 12/14/09.

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"Nursing will help you to regain your figure more quickly, since the process of lactation causes the uterus (which has increased during pregnancy to about 20 times its normal size) to shrink more quickly to its pre-pregnancy size. "

The Complete Book Of Breastfeeding M.S. Eiger. MD, S. Wendkos Olds, Copyright 1999, Workman Publishing Co., Inc., 708 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

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