Here are 26 great reasons to breastfeed, from A – Z!
A – Always available
B – Bonding with your baby is precious
C – Colostrum is nature’s most perfect food for babies
D – Dental cavities are reduced while proper palate formation is encouraged
E – Environmentally-friendly
F – Free and fresh
G – Gut health is greatly aided as proper time can be given for baby’s gut to mature
H – Health is improved and healthcare costs are drastically reduced, for life
I – IQs are an average 10 points higher in breastfed babies
J – Jaundice risk is lowered
K – Kangaroo Mother Care promotes bonding and milk supply
L – Less constipation
M – Micronutrients ensure optimum development of baby’s growth
N – Natural; and nighttime parenting is made easier!
O – Organic; and milk is always there
P – Packaging not required – it’s one less thing to have to put in the diaper bag
Q – Quick and easy – no need to mix formula, clean bottles, package for transport, etc.
R – Relactation is possible! The body is amazing.
S – Saves money – not just in buying formula now; but in healthcare costs for life
T – Temperature is warm; taste is sweet like honey, always ready for baby to drink
U – Use of breastfeeding reduces some cancers in both mom and baby
V – Vitamins are in the perfect quantity for baby’s needs
W – Weight loss plan for moms, even while eating more food!
X – “xactly” what baby needs!!
Y – Yummy! Breast milk flavors change with maternal diet allowing for great variety in tastes to develop
Z – ZZZs! Research shows breastfeeding moms actually get more sleep than their formula-feeding counterparts.