Did you know that breastfeeding benefits everyone…not just moms…and not just babies? In fact, our entire society benefits from breastfed children!
Contrary to some popular culture, breastfeeding benefits are not just for babies. Our entire society enjoys the benefits of breastfeeding. According to Dr. Frank Oski, MD, a retired editor of the Journal of Pediatrics:
|“Formula feeding is the longest lasting uncontrolled experiment lacking informed consent in the history of medicine.“|
Does that sound like the very best way to feed a baby? Of course not, but formula companies have spent millions of dollars trying to convince our mothers and grandmothers that it was the better way to feed a baby…and are now trying to tell this generation of moms that it is “just as good.”
Despite the facts the the advertisers have spent literally millions of dollars to tell you that formula is “good enough” and “close to breastmilk,” the truth is that it cannot be replicated or replaced but only substituted. So while you may argue that it could be “good enough…” even formula companies say “Breast is BEST!”
5 Reasons it Benefits Everyone
Even with all the promotions that formula companies try….don’t be fooled. Breastfeeding benefits baby. It benefits moms. It even has advantages for employers and society as a whole as well! Here is how:
1. Best for Baby: The Benefits of Breastfeeding for your Little One
Even the formula companies tell you that “breast is best!” For a list of reasons why this is true, visit our Awesome Benefits of Breastfeeding page.
Plus, these benefits are not limited to the first few months of life. To learn the many breastfeeding benefits beyond six months or one year…
2. Breastfeeding Has Advantages for Mommy, Too!
Did you know that the longer you breastfeed the more protection you have against certain kinds of cancer, urinary tract infections, and osteoporosis? Our Advantages of Breastfeeding for Momspage has a whole list of reasons why breastfeeding is best for us mommies, too!
4. Going Back to Work? Breastfeeding is Even Good for Business
Why? Visit our Breastfeeding Advantages for the Employer page to find out.
5. Breastfeeding Advantages for Society
Studies show that society benefits from breastfeeding through decreased government food and medical expenses, financial savings for families and even less incidence of child abuse among breastfed children!
* The WHO Breastfeeding Page also gives the World Health organization’s policies and information on the benefits of breastfeeding.
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