Breastfeeding Protects Baby From Heart Disease

Breastfeeding reduces the risk of a heart attack or stroke later in life and could prevent hundreds of thousands of deaths each year. Babies who are breastfed also suffer fewer childhood infections and allergies and are less prone to obesity. Researchers say the reason why breast-fed babies do better is because they grow more slowly in the early weeks. They also suspect that a hormonal trigger very early in life influences infant growth and sets the system for cardiovascular risk later in life. If you cannot breastfeed here is a recipe for a healthy infant formula that, although is not the same as breastfeeding, will give your infant the proper balance of essential fats. You can also stay tuned for an article on even more benefits of breastfeeding in an upcoming newsletter.

Yahoo! News May 13, 2004

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