Why is Breastfeeding Best?

MN WIC Program


Baby

  • Breastmilk is the perfect food for babies.
  • Breastmilk is easy to digest.
  • Breastfed babies are healthier and have fewer infections and illnesses.
  • Breastfeeding helps your baby's eyes and brain develop.

Mom

  • Breastfeeding helps you lose weight and get back into shape.
  • Breastfeeding has health benefits like lowering your risk of ovarian cancer, breast cancer and osteoporosis.
  • Breastfeeding is great for mother-baby bonding.
  • Moms and babies enjoy breastfeeding.

Families

  • Breastfeeding saves money (no formula or bottle costs, fewer doctor bills and medication costs).
  • Breastfeeding saves time. No messy bottles to fix at night, so everyone sleeps better.
  • Breastfed babies are easy to take on trips. Just grab the diapers and go!





Am I Eligible for WIC?


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