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Benefits to Giving Your BEST

Give your baby the best

Nothing Compares to Human Milk

Human milk is the best food for infants, and your milk is custom-made for your baby. Your milk changes as your baby grows, and your milk has hormones that help baby grow and stay healthy.

Human milk protects babies with:

  • Antibodies
  • Anti-viruses
  • Anti-allergens

These important ingredients are NOT in human milk substitute (formula). Human milk is also more easily digested, fresh, and safe for baby to drink anytime and anywhere, and most importantly, FREE.

Best for Babies

Human Milk = Superior Protection

Human milk reduces the risk your baby will have:

  • Ear infections
  • Obesity
  • Asthma
  • SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)
  • Diabetes
  • Respiratory problems
  • Digestive problems
  • Diarrhea
  • Childhood leukemia

Best for Nursing Parents

Nursing has many benefits:

  • Burns up to 600 calories a day, so it can help you get back to your pre-pregnancy weight faster
  • Lowers your rise of arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers.
  • Releases hormones that help you feel calmer.

Infants who are born before their due date, or with special challenges, can especially benefit from receiving human milk to help with growth, preventing illness, and assisting with health recovery.

Special Challenges and Nursing

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BEST for Nursing Preterm and Late Preterm Infants
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BEST for Multiples