Monday, May 21, 2012

The Benefits of Breastfeeding

I want to cover just some of the benefits of breastfeeding. There are a lot more then I'm going to mention. Sometimes, even with breastfeeding, genetics wins. My mom breastfed me, we had dogs when I was young, and I'm still the Queen of Allergies.

Benefits:
  • The bonding time between Mom and Baby is truly amazing!
  • It helps reduce Mom from getting breast cancer.
  • It helps reduce allergies, asthma and other respiratory illnesses for Baby.
  • It helps reduce ear infections for Baby.
  • It helps Baby with brain development.
Moms:

Please remember to do regular breast exams. I just went to a funeral this morning for a 23 year old that passed away from breast cancer. She wasn't even able to breastfeed. Sometimes genetics and rare sicknesses win. Her dream was to have children. Her life was short. In her honor I'm putting up a video to help spread the word.


2 comments:

The Progressive Parent said...

I just found you via WW on your other blog, but my post today is on BFing and I run Boobfood on FB, so I had to check it out. :) I'm following both blogs all around! I'm sorry about your loss- my dad passed in 2010 from Melanoma- I think it's another cancer people don't think you can die from- I thought the same until it happened to me. I'm actually working on a post on how breastfeeding my son has helped me cope with my grief. Great blog- can't wait to poke around more! :)

Julie
www.theprogressiveparent.org

OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique said...

Wow! Video made me cry! Lost a dear friend a year ago from Breast Cancer. And I am a 6 1/2 Yr. survivor of a rare throat cancer! Thanks for sharing this! My daughter-in-law is breastfeeding our 13 month old beautiful granddaughter and not sure when she plans to stop ~ so far, so good for all of them! :-)