Did you know that breastfeeding protects a child against a variety of diseases and conditions? Here are just a few:
• Diarrhea
• Respiratory tract infection
• Urinary tract infection
• Type 1 and type 2 diabetes
• Lymphoma, leukemia and Hodgkins disease
• Childhood overweight and obesity
• Allergies
• Asthma
If you’re considering breastfeeding and have questions, contact Rhodes Pediatric Clinic’s Lactation Consultant.