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Health Benefits of Breastfeeding

Jacquelyn Garcia, Lactation Nurse with the Center for Women and Infants at South Miami Hospital, says breastfeeding helps the baby with respiratory infections, ear infections, and diarrhea. She also says breastfeeding can help the mother to burn off some baby weight, because the body works very hard in order to produce milk. She also recommends breast feeding for at least six months, but the ideal time is a year.

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