A recently published epidemiological study from Sweden found that women who breastfeed have a reduced risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. Breastfeeding babies from 1 to 12 months reduced the incidence of rheumatoid arthritis by 25%.
For your baby, there is no more perfect food than breast milk. In addition, to the above finding, other studies have shown that breastfed infants have a lower incidence of diarrhea, influenza infection, otitis media, RSV, and other respiratory infections. Other diseases that were reduced with breastfeeding are SIDS, AIDS, gastroesophageal reflex, eczema, Crohn’s disease, diabetes, and allergies.
Your breastfed child in addition to being healthier will be more likely to have a higher IQ and improved cognitive and social development.
Terry Pfau DO, HMD. | Your Las Vegas Nevada Homeopathic and Osteopathic Specialist