Advantages of Breastfeeding

Breast really is best! Here are 10 benefits for mom and babe (but the list could go on!):

1. Decreased risk of Asthma (baby)

2. Better vision (baby)

3. Decreased risk of diabetes (baby)

4. Decreased risk of adult obesity (mom)

5. Higher intelligence (baby)

6. Decreased risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (baby)

7. Decreased risk of cancer (baby)

8. Decreased risk of atherosclerosis (mom)

9.  Decreased risk of breast and ovarian cancers (mom)

10. Less missed days at work (mom)

Having difficulty breastfeeding? Your ND can help! Breastfeeding should be a positive experience for mom and babe and shouldn’t hurt or be painful!


Smith, Linda. (2010). The Impact of Birthing Practices on Breastfeeding. Jones and Bartlett Learning.