Studies have shown that breastfeeding is one of the most effective preventive health measures for both infants and mothers.
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While the medical benefits of breastfeeding for helping newborns fight infections and helping pre-term infants get stronger are fairly well established, the long-term impact is much less so.
Women expect the physical changes of pregnancy, yet having a baby also produces some changes in the brain.
Thirty two Maryland hospitals have committed to adopt breastfeeding friendly policies.