The Amazing Health Benefits Of Breastfeeding

Response To Immunizations

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Unfortunately, breastfeeding mothers cannot make their children immune to certain diseases through their breast milk, meaning that even breastfed babies will need to engage in external immunization processes. The risk of an adverse response to immunizations is higher in infants than it is in older children and adults. Breastfeeding reduces the risk of fever and overall discomfort that can arise after a child has had their routine immunizations. The National Center for Biotechnology Information found that breastfeeding also helps to improve infant response to vaccines as well. Studies show that breastfed babies develop higher levels of antibodies when they are vaccinated in contrast to exclusively formula fed babies.

Next, uncover how breast milk can make an infant's bones and teeth strong and healthy.

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