The Benefits of Breastfeeding

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Besides protecting your child against disease, what is another advantage of breastfeeding?

A. Breastmilk is easier to digest than formula

Breastfed children are less likely to have which of the following?

C. Diarrhea

How does breastfeeding help the birth parent?

D. Breastfeeding increases bone strength

Although breastfeeding is natural, you may need help at first. Who can help you learn what to do?

A. A lactation consultant at the hospital where you deliver your child

Which is the most important hormone your body uses to make breastmilk?

B. Prolactin

Study Notes

Breastfeeding Advantages

  • Breastfeeding offers an additional advantage beyond disease protection, although the specific benefit is not specified.

Breastfed Children's Health

  • Breastfed children have a lower likelihood of developing certain health issues.

Breastfeeding Benefits for Birth Parents

  • Breastfeeding helps the birth parent in some way, although the specific mechanism is not specified.

Breastfeeding Support

  • Breastfeeding can be challenging, and new mothers may need assistance in learning proper techniques.
  • Healthcare providers, lactation consultants, or other breastfeeding support professionals can offer guidance and help.

Hormones and Breastmilk Production

  • The hormone prolactin is the most important hormone involved in breastmilk production.

Test your knowledge on the benefits of breastfeeding with this quiz! Learn about the health advantages for children, including a reduced risk of diarrhea, ear infections, and pneumonia. Discover other advantages, such as the ease of digestion, convenience, and cost-effectiveness of breastmilk. Explore how breastfeeding can also benefit the birth parent.

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