The Highs And Lows Of Breastfeeding

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African American mother loving their baby daughter at home in Flushing, NY

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Health benefits for baby

In addition to providing babies with the perfect blend of vitamins, fat, and protein, breastmilk provides infants with antibodies that help to ward off bacteria and viruses. Breastfed babies are also less likely to acquire ear infections, respiratory illnesses, asthma, and allergies.

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