Breast milk is great for babies. It has vitamins, protein, and fat, which are all things your baby needs to grow.
Breast milk is easier for your baby to digest than formula.
Breast milk has things in it that help keep your baby from getting sick. It also lowers your baby’s chance of having asthma or allergies.
Babies who are only breastfed for the first 6 months of life have fewer ear infections, breathing problems, and diarrhea.
The closeness of breastfeeding helps you and your baby bond. It also helps babies gain the right amount of weight instead of becoming overweight.