Long-term Breastfeeding Benefits

Will breastfeeding affect my baby’s health in the future in any way?

Breastfeeding will help keep your baby healthy. Breastmilk helps your baby grow, helps them fight illnesses, helps their brain develop properly, makes their bones stronger, and more! They also will have less chance of being overweight and having certain cancers, diabetes, infections, and other diseases.

 

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SOURCE: https://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/Breastfeeding/Pages/Benefits-of-Breastfeeding.aspx

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