Health Tip: Breast-Feeding Benefits Baby
It's been linked to fewer health problems
(HealthDay News) -- For the first few months, newborns need sustenance from either breast milk or formula.
Since breast milk contains disease-fighting antibodies, the womenshealth.gov Web site says breast-feeding may help reduce the risk of these health problems in babies:
- Ear infections.
- Stomach viruses.
- The skin condition atopic dermatitis.
- Childhood leukemia.