A healthier baby
The incidences of pneumonia, colds and viruses are reduced among breastfed babies. Gastrointestinal infections like diarrhea which can be devastating, especially in developing countries are also less common.
Long-term protection, too
Breastfeed your baby and you reduce the risk of developing chronic conditions such as type I diabetes, celiac disease and Crohn’s disease.
Lower SIDS risk
Breastfeeding lowers your baby’s risk of HYPERLINK “http://www.fitpregnancy.com/topics/sids” \t “_blank”sudden infant death syndrome by about half.
Fewer problems with weight
It’s more likely that neither of you will become obese if you breastfeed him.
A calorie incinerator
You may have heard that nursing burns up to 500 calories a day. Breast milk contains 20 calories per ounce and if you feed your baby 20 ounces a day, that’s 400 calories you’ve swept out of your body.