Breastfeeding advocates have long touted the benefits of a mother’s milk. It provides antibodies that formula doesn’t and can even ward off illnesses down the road. But, producing or passing that milk onto a baby is not possible for all mothers. Now there’s a solution in Miami. It is Florida’s first nonprofit milk depot.
New mothers may have another reason to breastfeed. A study in the journal Pediatrics finds a connection between breastfed babies and higher mental development.
Bringing home a newborn is a joyous, but challenging time in a parent’s life. Everything is new and could be a bit overwhelming, but when it comes to providing them with the very best, that should be easy. The very best could come from mom herself.
As more and more studies come out showing just how powerful breast milk is for newborns, mothers everywhere are trying to make sure they have enough for their new bundle of joy.