Why is breastfeeding best for my baby?

Breastmilk is produced by your body especially for your baby. This makes your breastmilk the "perfect" food for your baby. It is easy for your baby to digest. It protects your baby from infections and food allergies. Breastmilk changes to meet the exact nutritional needs of your baby. Almost any woman can breastfeed, no matter what her age, how large or small her breasts, or how confident or relaxed she feels in the beginning. For breastfeeding questions and support, visit the Department of Health and Senior Services Breastfeeding website.

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