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Breast Milk Health Benefits and What to Do if You Do Not Have Milk

Sometimes providing healthy nutrition for ourselves and our families requires a little creativity. We know that breastmilk contains the perfect balance of nutrition for your baby, including the nutrients and fluids needed for growth. It can also protect babies against many types of infections and conditions: Digestive infections, Necrotizing enterocolitis Ear infections Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Skin infections Autoimmune disorders Asthma Obesity later in life Breastmilk promotes brain development in babies and can also help protect mom against the following conditions: Postpartum hemorrhage Postpartum depression Hypertension Cancer Breast cancer Breast milk sounds like the perfect

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