11 Benefits of Breastfeeding for Both Mom and Baby
Breast milk provides optimal nutrition for babies.
It has the right amount of nutrients, is easily digested and readily available.
However, the rate of breastfeeding is as low as 30% in some groups of women (1Trusted Source, 2Trusted Source).
While some women are unable to breastfeed, others simply choose not to.
Yet studies show breastfeeding has major health benefits, for both the mother and her baby.
Here are 11 science-based benefits of breastfeeding.