- Breastfed babies have less chance of developing necrotizing
This disease occurs most commonly
in premature or sick newborns. In NEC the lining of the intestinal wall dies and sloughs off. Premature
infants fed their own mother's milk or banked human milk are one sixth to one tenth as likely to develop
NEC. One Australian study has estimated that 83% of NEC cases may be attributed to lack of
- Formula-fed babies are more at risk for obesity in later
A study of 32200 Scottish 3 year
old children found that the incidence of obesity was significantly lower among those who had been
breastfed, after adjusting for socioeconomic status, birth weight and gender. Another study, this one of
Czech children, found that the even older children (6 -14) who had been breastfed were less at risk for
overweight/obesity. Additionally, a German study found that 4.5% of formula fed children are obese, while
only 0.8% of breastfed children have this condition
- Fewer waste packaging products
No wrappers, canisters, disposable bottles etc...
"If every child in America were bottle-fed, almost 86,000 tons of tin would be needed
to produce 550 million cans for one year's worth of formula. If every mother in Great Britain breastfed,
3000 tons of paper (used for formula labels) would be saved in a year. But formula is not the only
problem. Bottles and nipples require plastic, glass, rubber, and silicon; production of these materials
can be resource-intensive and often leads to end-products that are not-recyclable. All these products use
natural resources, cause pollution in their manufacture and distribution and create trash in their
packaging, promotion, and disposal."
- Human milk is the perfect food for a sick infant
When a formula fed baby gets a gastrointestinal ailment they are usually put on an
artificial electrolyte solution because formula is too hard for them to digest. Breast milk, however, is
easily digested, and soothing to the intestines, so there is no need for artificial and expensive
electrolyte solutions. If a baby gets a respiratory illness, formula may cause even more mucus. In
contrast, breast milk contains antibodies to these ailments, as well as being highly digestible and not
contributing to excess mucous formation.
- Breast milk has never been recalled due to manufacturing problems
Formula has been, sometimes after
causing injury or death. There were 22 "significant" recalls of formula including 7 potentially life
- No need to worry about which brand is better
Each artificial breast milk formula
is different from all its competitors, but none of them come close to duplicating the real thing. It can
be very stressful for formula feeding mothers to try to determine which brand is the best of the lot. No
matter which formula is used "it is increasingly apparent that infant formula can never duplicate human
milk. Human milk contains living cells, hormones, active enzymes, immunoglobulin and compounds with
unique structures that cannot be replicated in infant formula."
- No need to worry about adding contaminated water
Even in regions of the world where bacterial contamination is not an issue, water can
contain dangerous elements like arsenic, lead and aluminium. These contaminants can become concentrated
if water is boiled to sterilize it before being added to formula.
- Breast milk contains no genetically engineered materials
Most consumers are completely
unaware of how much genetically engineered food they are consuming because the U.S. government does not
require this food to be labelled as such. Genetic ID, a company in Fairfield, Iowa, tested four soy-based
baby formulas for genetically engineered ingredients. All four, Carnation Alsoy, Similac Neocare, Isomil
and Enfamil Prosobee, tested positive.
- Breast Milk contains no synthetic growth hormones
Since many cows in the U.S. are now routinely ingesting synthetic growth hormones to
artificially increase their milk production, it stands to reason that these hormones are also getting
into the U.S. formulas.
- Breastfeeding is better for premature infants
A recent Israeli study confirmed
that the more breast milk premature babies receive, the more responsive they are. Infants receiving
substantial amounts of breast milk showed better neurobehavioral profiles - in particular motor maturity.
"These infants were also more alert during social interactions, and their mothers provided more
affectionate touch. In addition to its nutritional value, breast milk may be related to improved maternal
mood and interactive behaviors, thereby indirectly contributing to development in premature
- Lack of breastfeeding associated with multiple sclerosis in later
Although thought to be multifactor
in origin, and without a clearly defined aetiology, lack of breastfeeding does appear to be associated
with an increased incidence of multiple sclerosis.
- Less chance of inguinal hernia
The inguinal canal brings down the spermatic cord and certain vessels to the groin
area. A hernia is a defect in the opening where these things pass through from the abdomen to the groin
because the canal opening gets too big or tears off. The hernia allows abdominal contents to get down
into the groin area.
Breastfeeding is protective against inguinal hernias. For unknown reasons breastfed
babies experience significantly fewer of them. Human milk contains gonadotropin releasing hormone, which
may affect the development of a baby boy's testicles.
- Better social development
The psychomotor and social
development of breastfed babies clearly differs from that of bottle fed ones and leads at the age of 12
months to significant advantages of the psychomotor and social
- Breastfeeding mothers spend less money on menstrual supplies
Many breastfeeding moms do not begin to
menstruate again until 14 or more months after giving birth. That means for 14 months, many nursing moms
don't have to buy tampons, sanitary napkins, and cramp relief medication! "Multiply this by the four
million US births each year to see that over one billion sanitary products annually could be kept out of
our nation's landfills and sewers. To compound the scenario, because breast milk is absorbed by babies
more efficiently, breastfed babies excrete less and thus require fewer diaper changes than formula-fed
- No worry about latest ingredient discovered to be missing from
There is no formula that can
duplicate human milk because, as the FDA recognized in a recent statement "...the exact chemical makeup
of breast milk is still unknown." "Formula-fed infants depend on products which can be quite different
from each other, but which are continually being found deficient in essential nutrients... These
nutrients are then added, usually after damage has occurred in infants or overwhelming market pressure
forces the issue."
- Much nicer diaper changes
The bowel movements of breastfed babies smell mild and inoffensive. The same can not be
said about those of formula fed babies. Try changing a few formula fed babies if you are uncertain about
wanting to try breastfeeding!
- The World Health Organization and UNICEF recommend it
"Breastfeeding is an unequalled way
of providing ideal food for the healthy growth and development of infants; it is also an integral part of
the reproductive process with important implications for the health of mothers. As a global public health
recommendation, infants should be exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life to achieve
optimal growth, development and health. There after, to meet their evolving nutritional requirements,
infants should receive nutritionally adequate and safe complementary foods while breastfeeding continues
for up to two years of age or beyond. Exclusive breastfeeding from birth is possible except for a few
medical conditions, and unrestricted exclusive breastfeeding results in ample milk
- Breastfeeding protects your baby from gastrointestinal trouble, respiratory problems, and
Numerous studies from around the world have shown that diarrhoea, lower respiratory
illnesses, and ear infections happen less often in breastfed babies, and are less severe when they do
occur. Exclusive breastfeeding (meaning no solid food) for at least six months seems to offer the most
Researchers have found that immune factors that are present in colostrums (the first milk your body produces)
guard against invading germs by forming a protective layer on your baby's mucous membranes in his intestines,
nose, and throat. The main immune factor at work here is secretory IgA (immunoglobulin A). It's present in
large amounts in colostrums — which is why it's important to start nursing your baby right after birth — but is
also found in lower concentrations in mature milk.
Breastfeeding may also protect your baby from developing inflammatory bowel disease later in life. Several
studies have documented a link between a lack of breastfeeding in infancy and later development of Crohn's
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"Dear PAM, Thank you very much for the attunement.
I would like to add that I have been attuned by three Masters before in the traditional manner, but your attunement
felt the most intense. In fact, even as I type this, I can feel the energy on my crown Chakra, 7 hours later! In
fact it has not really left me all day!" Thank you, and God Bless.KAMALA."
Dear Pam, I really wanted to help the sick all my life; I
knew it was somehow going to be my destiny, to be able to help others in need. I may want to teach in the future,
but for now, you have made my dream come true ... I just want to say "Thank you!" Now I am a Reiki Master Teacher.
Dear master PAM, I have been practicing Reiki (Level I)
for about 9 years and just last week I was attuned to the other levels by you and Master Premila. It was quite an
intense week! I physically and emotionally felt the Energy you were sending. On one specific occasion, I awoke and
found my hands vibrating." LEILA
I can feel the energy flowing through my body, and my
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were hot and he could feel a tingling sensation from my hand." - PASCALLE
"My whole life has changed for the better after receiving
Attunement from Master Pam and Master Premila. Since then I have given Distance Reiki to friends who were pregnant
and they have felt a tremendous difference in their lives too." - JENIFER