Surprising Benefits of Breastfeeding
- Topic Info:Breastfeeding is "nature's way" to feed a baby; but only recently have scientists begun to uncover the amazing health benefits for both baby and mother.
These benefits range from the presence of unique antibodies in breast milk that help protect infants from numerous illnesses and diseases, to reducing the mother’s risk of diabetes, breast and ovarian cancers and postpartum depression.
While breastfeeding is the most natural way to feed a baby, the process doesn't always feel so natural. In fact, many new moms have trouble breastfeeding. With the right information and support, however, you can be successful.
In this segment, Sarah Krieger shares tips for new moms and discusses the many health benefits tied to breastfeeding.
- Organization:Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
- Host: Melanie Cole, MS