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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

How Long Should a Mother Breast-Feed?

It's medically proven that breast feeding has many good reasons. Studies show that babies digest mother's milk better than formula. Another thing is breast milk can build up immune systems and stave off injection, resulting to better health.

Emotional benefits include stronger physical bonding between mother and the child.
According to a new study, it shows that at least 4 months of exclusive breast feeding reduces the risk of respiratory and gastro intestinal tract infections in babies by an average of 45%.

Breast feeding for 6 months shows even more protection, lowering infection rates an average of 65% below the rates for formula-fed babies.