Breastfeeding gives babies antibodies against viruses and bacteria. You make these antibodies and pass them to the baby in the breastmilk. Breastfeeding has many other benefits, including decreasing the risk of asthma and allergies, helping mama and baby to bond, and decreasing the incidence of respiratory illnesses, ear infections, and diarrhea. It may also decrease risk of obesity in childhood and later life and risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in infancy.
The CDC recommendation is to breastfeed for the first six months, to provide optimal benefits for your baby. It has also been linked to a lower risk of breast cancer for you! Both of you gain benefits not to mention the wonderful baby snuggles.
TrilogyFIT supports a healthy baby beginning with pregnancy, learn more through our Maternity Support Program. This also includes lactation support when you return to work. Ultimately, this is your decision on how to feed your baby, so do what’s best for you and baby. A fed baby is a happy baby.