Breast-feeding is very healthy for both mother and baby. While breast-feeding protects the baby against various illnesses and provides excellent nutrition, it also has many benefits for the mother:
- Breast-feeding creates the vital emotional bond between the mother and the baby.
- Women who breast-feed have a lower incidence of breast cancer and ovarian cancer.
- Breast-feeding mothers are less likely to become obese or develop calcium problems later in life.
- New studies suggest that breast-feeding may help lower blood pressure.