If someone asks you Why Breastfeed? You can go into a whole long winded reason why you breastfeeding and/ or you can just state some of the most popular health reasons. Either way – breastfeeding works!

Scientific research clearly indicates that exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months and continued breastfeeding to two years and beyond can provide protection from infectious and chronic diseases such as:




acute respiratory infections

gastrointestinal disorders


high blood pressure and cardio vascular

ear infections

Breastfeeding has also been proven to improve cognitive ability while providing a closer bond between mother and child.