Essentia Health expert shares more about benefits of breast feeding

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Micah Jaesperson is an RN and lactation consultant with Essentia Health.

"The benefits are boundless. For the moms, there’s decreased risk of breast and ovarian cancer, decreased risk of Type 2 diabetes, and really the bonding with the baby. For the baby, there’s increased brain development, increased glucose level over time, protection against illness like COVID, and really helps the baby get ready for solid food."

He added, "The research has shown mother’s had the vaccine or positive test for COVID develop antibodies. Those pass on to the baby in utero and afterwards, through the breast milk."

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