By Heather Clower
The Parsons Advocate

There are many decisions parents have to make prior to their child being born.  One of them is how you will feed your baby.  While there are no right or wrong ways, science has proven there are benefits to mother and child who choose to breastfeed.  Some of the benefits may be obvious, such as you don’t have to purchase formula, but others may be more of a surprise.


The consumption of human milk by infants improves health, immunity, and child development.  It aids in the recovery of labor and delivery quicker for the nursing mother, and also provides a bond that is indescribable.  Breast milk provides the perfect nutritional make up for infants and helps prevent against the two leading causes of infant mortality; pneumonia and diarrhea.  According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it also reduces risks for the mothers for breast and ovarian cancer, type II diabetes, and post-partum…



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