10 Great Reasons to Breastfeed Your Baby
More Convenient/Less Expensive
Breastfeeding is immediate and highly portable. There is nothing to buy, mix, measure, stir, wash, rinse, or double-check for temperature. This can save new mothers a lot of time, particularly if they have multiples who eat at different times of the day.
And then there is the cost difference. Breast milk, in any supply, is free. Ready-made formulas can cost families $800 to $1800 per child, annually. Nipples, bottles, bottle brushes and bottle bag inserts are extra. And because breastfed babies are ill less often, their parents miss fewer days at work and spend less on prescriptions, doctor’s visits, and hospital stays.
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