6 Benefits of Breast Milk vs. Formula

2. Reduced Ear Infections

Natural or infection-fighting antibodies provided by breast milk will help your baby resist illnesses such as ear infections (otitis media). Babies that are breastfed for six months without introducing formulas are likely to have fewer ear infections, bouts of diarrhea and respiratory illnesses. Breastfeeding also makes the visits to the doctor few. According to pediatricians, the more you breastfeed, the lower the risk of ear infections. Stronger protection is created that will prevent your baby from having an ear infection. Vaccinations alongside breastfeeding will help your baby to have the risk of developing ear infections. A study done shows that breastfeeding reduces ear infection risk in babies up to 12 months.