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Why is breastfeeding so great for a new born?

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Asked by Soon-2-Be-Mom at 2:10 AM on May. 3, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • antibodies

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:16 AM on May. 3, 2009

  • Here is a great site :)

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 2:19 AM on May. 3, 2009

  • Momma's milk gives your baby a big boost of immunity, so it helps keep him from getting sick and even suffering allergies later on. It also helps bonding, because of the hormones that a re released in you when you nurse. Good luck!

    Answer by Adelicious at 2:36 AM on May. 3, 2009

  • Im not sure. If you were vaxed as a child, you wont pass certain antibodies.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:37 AM on May. 3, 2009

  • Breastmilk is human milk that is designed for human babies. The actual process of breastfeeding provides mother /baby contact that is essential for bonding with baby. Sids is reduced when a baby is breastfed, a baby recieves antibodies from mothers milk to protect baby from getting certain diseases and viruses,breastfed babies have been proven to have higher IQ's.Breastmilk is sterile and always available,breastmilk is free,no need to buy bottles or bottled water,breastfeeding helps promote weight loss for the mother burning 500 calories per day. There is so many benefits and I could go on and on.:)

    Answer by Newbegginings04 at 2:37 AM on May. 3, 2009

  • Anon :37 had a weird answer... disregard that one. Everyone else had it pretty dead on. There are a lot of good breastfeeding websites that can give you all the answers. Just google "breastfeeding". Also there are a lot of books available on the subject too.

    Answer by AnnaMac at 5:16 AM on May. 3, 2009

  • No it isnt weird it is actually true. Look it up.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:38 AM on May. 3, 2009

  • Yes you are not giving the antibodies for things that you are vaccinated for but you are giving antibodies for the hundreds of other things that you are not vaccinated for. That is ridiculous and why would you even bring that up. I think that newbeginnings hit it dead one. Plain and simple HUMAN MILK is made for HUMAN BABIES, COWS MILK is made for BABY COWS!

    Answer by aeneva at 8:47 AM on May. 3, 2009

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