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Benefits of breastfeeding in infants and mother.
« on: June 08, 2012, 10:36:30 AM »
Benefits of breastfeeding in infants:
*Greater immune health
*Fewer infections
*Reduced sudden infant death syndrome(SIDS)
*Less diabetes
*Help reduce your child's risk of becoming overweight or obesity
*Protect from allergic diseases (atopy)
*Less inflammatory disease in the intestines of premature infants.

Benefits of breastfeeding in mothers:
*Hormones released during breastfeeding help to strengthen the maternal bond.
 Breastfeeding releases oxytocin and prolactin, hormones that relax the mother and make her feel more nurturing toward her baby.
*Weight loss
  Extended breastfeeding can help mother to reduce weight as the fat accumulated during pregnancy is used to produce milk.
For breastfeeding women, long-term health benefits include:
*Less risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and lower risk of coronary heart disease.
*Reduced risk of metabolic syndrome.
*Breastfeeding diabetic mothers require less insulin.
*Lower risk for contracting rheumatoid arthritis and bone  re-mineralisation who breastfeed more than 8 months.
*Reduced risk of post-partum bleeding.