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"Breastfeeding is a mother's gift to herself, her baby, and the earth"

For people who breastfeed this is a real gift, as breastfeeding has shown for every 12 months a woman breastfed, her risk of breast cancer decreased by 4.3%, and women who breastfed for more than 13 months were 63% less likely to develop ovarian cancer than women who breastfed for less than seven months. Women who breastfed multiple children for more than 31 months could reduce their ovarian cancer risk by up to 91% compared to women who breastfed for less than 10 months.

Babies who are breastfed are shown to have a lower risk of asthma, obesity, type 1 diabetes, and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Breastfed babies are also less likely to have ear infections and stomach bugs.

Breastfeeding saves the earth by:

1. It does not need extra energy to produce milk and feed a baby.

2. There is reduced waste - we do not have packages from bottles or formula

3. Saves water - we do not need extra water from packaging to create breastmilk

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