Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Breast for Success: Breastfed Children More Likely to Become Upwardly Mobile Adults

So says a new British study published online on June 24, 2013 in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. Researchers defined upward mobility as a social class higher than what the father's social class was when the child was 10 or 11. 

The new study just adds to the many benefits that families reap when they breastfeed their babies, such as:
  1. Helping mom get her body back by shrinking mom’s uterus.
  2. Increasing baby's I.Q.
  3. Convenience: Breast milk is always ready and requires no prep work.
  4. Building baby's immune system and preventing diseases lifelong (talk about the best gift you could ever give)!
  5. Setting your baby up to be emotionally strong and creating strong family bonds.
  6. Giving baby the best possible nutrition.
  7. Lowering cancer risks for mom and baby.
  8. Helping mom lose weight.
  9. Helping baby have a healthy weight throughout life.
  10. Lowering risk for many diseases--including asthma, allergies, digestive problems, ear infections, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), diarrhea, diabetes, high cholesterol, Crohn’s disease, meningitis, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Hodgkin's Disease, osteoporosis, hernia, and many more.
  11. Easy and Free! 
  12. Reduces stress and improves sleep for the entire family.
  13. Great for the environment--no packaging to throw away, no GMOs, synthetic hormones, etc..
  14. Safe--NEVER contaminated with bacteria.
  15. Better lifelong dental health for baby
  16. Less mess--less spit-up, less messy diapers, cleaner smelling
In short, smart moms breastfeed. And the smartest moms take the best possible care of themselves and their babies before, during and after breastfeeding by eating well, getting enough exercise, drinking lots of water and taking the best quality vitamins and fish oil. 

Vitamins and ultra pure fish oil are absolutely critical for building baby's brain and protecting mom's physical and mental health, not to mention balancing her emotions and mood.  

When selecting vitamins, make sure the company you choose manufactures their products in a facility that has been FDA-registered for producing pharmaceuticals so you know you're getting the purest, best quality products. Usana Health Sciences has the best rated products on the market, so it's the one I recommend (and give to my own family).

For more information on the new British study, read the full story on the National Institutes of Health HealthDay website. 

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