Breastfeeding Reduces Child Death and Your Breast Cancer

July20_WednesdayBaby.jpgIN YOUR DAILY DOSE today you’ll discover the benefits of breastfeeding for the child, the mother and the community.

IN MAKING CHANGES today are strategies you can use to increase the likelihood you’ll be successful breastfeeding your new little addition to the family.

IN FACT OR FICTION you’ll learn what’s messed up about Pluto.

In The News

In one of the largest and most detailed analysis of trends, levels and benefits of breastfeeding around the world, researchers determined that if breastfeeding became universal, 800,000 children would not die and 20,000 incidences of death due to breast cancer could be prevented.

According to the authors quoted in Science Daily, “Although breastfeeding is one of the most effective preventive health measures for children and mothers regardless of where they live, it has been overlooked as a critical need for the health of the population, say the authors.

"There is a widespread misconception that the benefits of breastfeeding only relate to poor countries. Nothing could be further from the truth," says Series author Professor Cesar Victora from the Federal University of Pelotas in Brazil. "Our work for this Series clearly shows that breastfeeding saves lives and money in all countries, rich and poor alike. Therefore, the importance of tackling the issue globally is greater than ever.


Daily Health Tip

Along with the benefits of reduced breast cancer for moms and lower death rates for children, breast feeding increases mom’s calorie burn and helps her lose her pregnancy weight a bit faster. Breastfeeding helps the neurological development of your baby, and reduces the incidence of colic.

Making Changes

Women are not born knowing how to breastfeed. There really is an art to how to hold your baby so they get the most nutrition and you have the least amount of irritation to the nipple. Work with a lactation consultant who can help you develop a nutritional plan to improve the amount of milk your baby receives, how to hold your baby to reduce the irritation to your nipple and will answer all the questions you might have.


My Daily Affirmation

Sales fail to tempt me to go over my budget. I know which items are necessities and which ones are luxuries. I pick wisely between them. My budget remains on track because I know how to tell them apart.


I enjoy being in control of my money. I avoid debt. Instead of having to pay on debts each month, I get to choose what I do with my money.


Fact Or Fiction?

Years ago Pluto was the last planet in our solar system. In 2006 Pluto was reclassified as a dwarf planet. Discovered in 1930, the surface temperature is -229 Celsius. Pluto is approximately ⅓ water, which is perpetually frozen and is more than 3 times the amount of water found on the earth.

Have a wonderful day!

Your Healthy Life America Team

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