3. It Lowers the Risk of Obesity

Not your risk, unfortunately, however, breastfeeding can reduce your child’s risk of the condition later in her life. Bottle-feeding is perfectly healthy and is certainly nothing to be ashamed of, but babies who are bottle-fed show an increased tendency toward obesity, according to several studies comparing the lifelong effects of breastfeeding versus bottle feeding. Your child isn’t doomed though. My middle son bottle-fed due to health problems and he is healthy and normally sized, now nearly eight years later.

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