Why continue to breastfeed?

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for at least 12 months. The longer babies are breastfed, the greater the health effects for both mom and baby. Breastfeeding is good for your employer too - it reduces parent absence for baby’s illnesses. Breastfeeding reduces cases of:

• Ear infections
• Diarrhea
• Infections
• Pneumonia
• Diabetes
• Cancer
• Urinary Tract Infections
• Meningitis

• Postpartum bleeding
• Ovarian cancer
• Premenopausal breast cancer
• Obesity (breastfeeding women return to pre-pregnancy weight quicker)
• Broken bones from osteoporosis