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Breastfeeding is Good for Mothers' Health
Mothers who artificially feed are at greater risk of excessive bleeding after birth, ovarian cancer and premenopausal breast cancer
Breastfeeding is Less Expensive
Families spend an additional $900 to $4,700 in the first year to buy commercially prepared infant milk.
Breastfeeding Brings Infants and Mothers Closer
There is an especially close bond between a nursing mother and her infant. This is particularly important to the mother employed outside the home, who has limited hours with her baby and wishes to make them as high quality as possible.
Breastfeeding is Relaxing
Many women express concern over the fact that, initially, breastfed infants require more frequent feedings than formula-fed infants. But you need to factor in the time and effort required to shop for and prepare formula. In this busy world, nursing your baby is a legitimate excuse to sit, relax and enjoy each other.