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Friday, April 20, 2012

Know your stuff! Healthy People 2020 initiative

There has been a huge push for creating healthy individuals for the United States. The idea is if we start out a human from the first breath as a healthy person, this should carry over throughout there entire life! That's where the idea to promote breadfeeding to the public from many different professional started. There are many different benefits to both the baby and the mother when you choose to use breast milk as a source of nutrition for your child. The antibodies in breast milk help fight any virus, or bacteria that may enter into the babies body. By far babies who are breastfed have less illnesses, and are hospitalized less as well! How could you not consider this choice with all those benefits to your youngster. But It gets even better moms also have benefits associated with choosing to breastfeed. You return to your pre-pregnancy weight faster, along reducing the risk of osteoporosis, and studies have also shown that it decreases the chances of breast cancer. With all this good , what are the down falls to breast feeding and why do people choose not to do this? One may be the Time commitment! Its a lot.... of time and dedication. Here are a couple great links to refer to: http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs73.pdf and http://www.ncsl.org/issues-research/health/breastfeeding-state-laws.aspx

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