September 11th, 2007

kettle

for all the pregnant mothers on my FL.

101 reasons to breastfeed...


  1. # The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding

  2. # The American Dietetic Association promotes breastfeeding

  3. # Breast milk is more digestible than formula

  4. # Not breastfeeding increases mother's risk of breast cancer

  5. # Baby's suckling helps shrink mother's uterus after childbirth

  6. # Formula feeding increases baby girls' risk of developing breast cancer in later life

  7. # Formula Feeding is associated with lower I.Q.

  8. # Breast milk is always ready and comes in a nicer package than formula does

  9. # Breast milk helps pass meconium

  10. # Breast milk contains immunities to diseases and aids in the development of baby's immune system.

  11. # Breastfeeding satisfies baby's emotional needs and increases bonding between mother and baby

  12. # Breast milk provides perfect infant nutrition

  13. # Not breastfeeding increases mother's risk of developing ovarian cancer

  14. # Nursing helps mom lose weight after baby is born

  15. # Pre-term milk is specially designed for premature infants

  16. # The World Health Organization and UNICEF recommend it

  17. # Breastfeeding protects against Crohn's disease (intestinal disorder)

  18. # Formula feeding increases risk of children developing diabetes

  19. # Breastfeeding baby helps decrease insulin requirements in diabetic mothers

  20. # Breastfeeding may help stabilize progress of maternal endometriosis

  21. # Baby's suckling helps prevent post-partum hemorrhage in mother

  22. # Not breastfeeding increases mother's risk of developing endometrial cancer

  23. # Formula feeding increases chances of baby developing allergies

  24. # Breast milk lowers risk of baby developing asthma

  25. # Formula feeding increases baby's risk of otitis media (ear infections)

  26. # Formula feeding may increase risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)

  27. # Breastfeeding protects baby against diarrheal infections

  28. # Breastfeeding protects baby against bacterial meningitis

  29. # Breastfeeding protects baby against respiratory infections

  30. # Formula fed babies have a higher risk of developing certain childhood cancers

  31. # Breastfeeding decreases chances of developing rheumatoid arthritis

  32. # Breastfeeding decreases child's chances of contracting Hodgkins disease

  33. # Breastfeeding protects baby against some vision defects

  34. # Breastfeeding decreases chances of osteoporosis

  35. # Breast milk aids in proper intestinal development

  36. # Cow's milk is an intestinal irritant

  37. # Formula-fed babies are more at risk for obesity in later life

  38. # Breastfed babies have less chance of cardiopulmonary distress while feeding

  39. # Breastfed babies have less chance of developing ulcerative colitis

  40. # Breast milk protects against hemophilus b. bacteria

  41. # Breastfed babies require shorter pre- and post-surgical fasting

  42. # Breastfeeding results in less sick days for parents

  43. # Breastfeeding enhances vaccine effectiveness

  44. # Breastfed babies have less chance of developing necrotizing enterocolitis

  45. # Breastfeeding contributes to optimal child spacing

  46. # Breastfeeding is easier than using formula

  47. # Breast milk is free

  48. # Formula is expensive

  49. # Formula costs the government (and taxpayers) millions of dollars

  50. # Breastfed babies require fewer doctor visits

  51. # Breast milk always has the right proportions of fat, carbohydrates and protein

  52. # Breast milk acts like a natural tranquilizer for baby

  53. # Breastfeeding acts like a natural tranquilizer for mom

  54. # Breast milk tastes better than formula

  55. # Breastfed babies are healthier over-all

  56. # Breastfed babies are less likely to die before their third birthday

  57. # Breast milk is always the right temperature

  58. # Breastfeeding mothers spend less time and money on doctor visits

  59. # Fewer waste packaging products

  60. # No bottles to tote

  61. # Breastfeeding may lower the risk of developing high cholesterol

  62. # No need to refrigerate

  63. # Cow's milk is designed for baby cows, while human milk is designed for human babies

  64. # Breast milk aids in the proper development of a baby's gastrointestinal tract

  65. # Breast milk provides natural pain relief for baby

  66. # Human milk is the perfect food for a sick infant

  67. # A breastfeeding Mom gets more sleep

  68. # Babies that nurse are happier at night

  69. # More sleep for dad

  70. # Less equipment to maintain and store

  71. # Less equipment to buy

  72. # Breastmilk has never been recalled due to manufacturing problems

  73. # Fresh breast milk is never contaminated with bacteria

  74. # No need to worry about which brand is better

  75. # No need to worry about adding contaminated water

  76. # Breastfed babies get fewer stomach infections

  77. # Facilitates proper dental and jaw development

  78. # Breastfed babies have less tooth decay

  79. # Less money spent on corrective orthodontia

  80. # Better speech development

  81. # Less chance of baby getting eczema

  82. # Breastfed babies have great skin

  83. # Less spit-up

  84. # Breastfeeding is better for premature infants

  85. # Breast milk contains no genetically engineered materials

  86. # Breast Milk contains no synthetic growth hormones

  87. # Lack of breastfeeding associated with multiple sclerosis in later life

  88. # Less chance of inguinal hernia

  89. # Better cognitive development for low birth weight babies

  90. # Better social development

  91. # Decreased risk of baby developing urinary tract infections

  92. # Suckling optimizes hand-to-eye coordination

  93. # Breastfeeding protects mothers against anemia (iron deficiency)

  94. # Breastfeeding mothers spend less money on menstrual supplies

  95. # Breastfeeding is a self confidence booster for mom

  96. # Breast milk may help combat eye infections

  97. # Breastfeeding may lower blood pressure in Childhood

  98. # No worry about latest ingredient discovered to be missing from formula

  99. # Much nicer diaper changes

  100. # Breastfed babies smell fantastic

  101. # It's what breasts were designed for!



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http://promom.org/101/