We all heard it time and time again — breastfeeding offer amazing benefits to both baby and mother. But are there any benefits for your child as he/she gets older and you have stopped nursing? If so, what are they?
Ask Dr.Sears.com did an interesting study on breastfeeding and how the benefits don’t end between six months a year. Actually, there are long term positive effects of breastfeeding.
Here are the Top 5 Ways Nursing Can Help Your Child Later in Life:
1. Leads to a Higher IQ
2. Lower Risk for Diabetes
3. Nursing Helps Lowers Risk of Asthma and Allergies
It has been reported that breastfed babies show lower rates of developing allergies later in life, as well as lowered chances of asthma, wheezing and dry coughs.
Read more about the "Ways Breastfed Babies Become Healthier Adults" on the Ask Dr. Sears Website.