The Nursed Baby

The Nursed Baby|Mother gives baby nose kisses

The Nursed Baby

Higher IQ

Cholesterol and other types of fat in human milk help support the growth of nerve tissue in infants


Children who are breastfed are less likely to require tonsillectomies.


There is less allergic eczema in breastfed infants.

Joints and Muscles

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is less common in children who are breastfed.

Heart  and Circulatory System

Tendency to have lower cholesterol as an adult. Heart rates are lower in breastfed infants.

Digestive System

Less diarrhea and fewer gastrointestinal infections.


Visual acuity is higher in babies fed human milk. 


Breastfed babies get fewer ear infections.


Less need for orthodontia in children nursed for more than a year. Improved muscle development and subtle changes in the taste of human milk prepare babies to accept a variety of solid foods.

Respiratory System

Breastfed babies have fewer and less severe upper respiratory infections, less wheezing, less pneumonia and less influenza (flu).

Urinary Tract

There are fewer infections in breastfed infants.


With less salt and protein, human milk is easier on baby’s kidney.

Six months or more of exclusive nursing reduces the risk of food allergies. 

What if I can’t nurse my baby?

If you are unable to breast/chestfeed your baby for any reason, Nurturing Expressions and our Lactation Consultants are here to help you with bottle feeding, including finding the most nutritious formula (HMR).

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