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A Breastfed Baby is a Stronger Baby

Breastfeeding is not only healthier for your baby, it’s also better for you. Babies who breastfeed are less likely to have ear infections, asthma, allergies, vomiting, diarrhea and colic; and have a lower risk of SIDS, obesity, diabetes and childhood cancers. For mothers, breastfeeding lowers the risk for breast and ovarian cancers, diabetes and heart disease, promotes bonding, and helps with relaxation, possibly reducing the mother’s risk of postpartum depression.

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Safe Sleep Now for a Stronger Baby Later

A baby requires sleep. Lots of it. It’s quite typical for an infant to sleep up to 16-17 hours a day. How babies sleep, however, is just as important as the amount of sleep they get.

Research has shown that parents and caregivers can take action to help reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death by creating a safe sleeping environment.

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Immunized Babies are Stronger Babies

Immunizations are one of the most important things you can do to protect you and your child from illness and hospitalization. Click here to learn more about the recommended vaccinations for you and your baby.

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Here’s what you need to know during pregnancy for a stronger baby later.

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