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Advantages of Breast Feeding Human milk designed for human infants Lactation normal for mammals Breast feeding has advantages for mother and infant
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Advantages for the Infant Designed exclusively for humans Nutritionally superior Bacteriologically safe Provides immunity Stimulates infant immune system Decreases risk of infectious diseases Prevents or reduces risk of allergy Promotes proper facial development Decreases risk of childhood obesity Promotes maternal-infant attachment
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Advantages for the Mother Promotes recovery from pregnancy Promotes uterine involution Decreases bleeding Increases period of anovulation Promotes attachment to the infant Increases self esteem Allows for daily rest periods Eliminates work involved with formula feeding Decreases risk of breast and ovarian cancer Promotes weight loss More economical
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Incidence of Breast-Feeding The incidence of bottle feeding climbed to 82% in 1970
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