How will breastfeeding help my family?
Breastfeeding helps not only the baby but the whole family. With a healthier baby, parents have fewer trips to health-care providers, less stress, and more time for other children and to contribute to the family's wellbeing. Breastfeeding saves time and money: Parents don’t have to buy infant formula or spend time preparing it and cleaning bottles. With a ready supply of food for the baby, travel is easier. Children who grow into healthy adults are more likely to support themselves and not burden their families. Similarly, mothers who breastfeed are less likely to become ill and are able to keep contributing to their family’s well-being.