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Breastmilk saves lives, and helps prevent disease.

Exclusive breastfeeding – which includes providing donor milk – reduces the risks of necrotizing enterocolitis among pre-term infants, and among full-term infants, breastfeeding reduces the risk of acute ear infection, eczema, diarrhea & vomiting, hospitalization for lower respiratory tract diseases in the first year, asthma, childhood obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus, acute lymphocytic leukemia, acute myelogeneous leukemia and sudden infant death syndrome

(reference: US Department of Health and Human Services. The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding, 2011)


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