Touted as the perfect food, breast milk:
___ Provides essential nutrients in the correct proportions
___ Contains immunity-boosting antibodies
___ Causes less vomiting than formula
___ Protects against diarrhea and ear infections
___ Prevents allergies
___ Has a form of protein that is more easily digested by the newborn
___ Acts as an antibacterial agent
Excerpted from the AmericanBaby.com Ages & Stages weekly prenatal newsletter, Week 33.
Originally published on AmericanBaby.com, September 2005.
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