Parents make lots of choices before their little one arrives in the world: What shall we name him or her? How will we decorate the nursery? What doctor will be our pediatrician? One decision parents must grapple with is how to feed the baby. Some parents go for bottles and formula, while others choose to breast-feed. How much do you know about the latter option?
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During pregnancy and right after birth, a woman will make thick yellow breast milk known as colostrum.
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Foremilk, or the milk that comes out of the breast first during a feeding, is much thicker than hindmilk.
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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends exclusive breast-feeding for the first nine months of a child's life.
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The breast-feeding support group La Leche League was formed in 1958.
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Thanks to the numerous health benefits associated with breast-feeding, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) believes the U.S. could save $10 billion in annual health care costs if more women breast-fed.
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According to some studies, women who breast-feed have a higher risk of breast cancer.
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A study published in 2008 revealed that children who were breast-fed scored 20 points higher on tests of verbal intelligence by the time they were in the first grade.
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It's impossible to get pregnant while breast-feeding.
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According to La Leche League, the ideal time to store human breast milk in the refrigerator is 72 hours.
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