Dr. Prather says breastfeeding is "the gift that keeps on giving" and the #1 determination for a person's health throughout their life. In this episode, find out:
--Why society needs to support breastfeeding Moms (including support from the father, from employers, and from public attitudes).
--The shocking lack of training and support our health care system offers for Moms when it comes to breastfeeding.
--That only 40% of all children in the world are breastfed. And how companies selling baby formula influenced this.
--Why the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control say that 800,000 fewer babies would die every year if they were breastfed instead of using formula.
--How breastfed babies have dramatically lower odds of suffering from Acute Ear Infections, Eczema, hospitalization for respiratory infections, Asthma, childhood obesity, Type II Diabetes, Childhood Leukemia, and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
--How your ability to fight off infection starts and ends with what you get from your Mom (and why your immune system is impacted by it for the rest of your life).
--The amazing feedback feature between the baby's saliva and the Mother that will actually shift the nutrition the child needs from the Mother to the baby.
--How a baby's future emotional and psychological health is strengthened through breastfeeding. Plus, how a baby's I.Q. is increased by breastfeeding.
--How moms who breastfeed have a reduced risk for Breast Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, and Postpartum Depression.
--How Structure/Function Health Care at The Prather Practice benefits pregnant and lactating moms who cannot be treated with Disease Care (drugs or surgery).