Did you know August is National Breastfeeding Month, and this week is World Breastfeeding Week?
It is, and in honor of it, we’re doing a giveaway!
Breastfeeding has long been known to have many benefits, and past studies have shown breast milk can protect a baby against childhood illnesses such as stomach viruses, asthma, and ear infections, saving both lives and money.
And new research offers even more incentive to give it breastfeeding a shot. A study recently published in the journal Pediatric ssuggests it may also significantly reduce the risk of a sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
Researchers found that there was a 73 percent reduction in the risk of SIDS when breast milk was an infant’s sole source of nutrition for any duration. Even when supplemented with formula, a baby’s risk was still slashed by 60 percent.
If you ask us, those are pretty good reasons to consider breastfeeding your child!
If you are considering breastfeeding, but are concerned about potential problems or challenges you might face, fear not. We’ve got lots of breastfeeding resources and advice to help guide you through any questions you might have.
And remember that giveaway I mentioned at the beginning? It’s a good one!
All you need to do is leave a comment on this post, and we’ll randomly select a winner next Monday, August 8. The winner will have the choice of a green, orange, or blue cover.
So tell us—what are your thoughts on breastfeeding? Do you have any advice for new moms? What positive and/or negative experiences did you have?
Leave a comment! And good luck!
And, if you’re expecting, don’t forget to “like” our Pregnancy Day by Day Facebook page to get other valuable tips and advice during this special time.