Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Breastfed Baby

If you cannot read the fine print here, the poster indicates that breastfed babies have been shown to have greater immunity, visual acuity, higher IQs, reduced chances of getting diabetes, less need for orthodontics, fewer ear infections, are less likely to need tonsilectomies, get less allergic eczema, experience less juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, less constipation, fewer UTIs, less acute appendicitis, less diarrhea and gastrointestinal infections, lower cholesterol as adults, lower heart rates in general, and fewer and less severe upper respiratory infections. I do not have the original source material for this particular poster, but the evidence presented is consistent with other sources and studies I've seen in the past about the protective power of breastfeeding your children.

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