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HCA image for breast feedingThe Importance of Breastfeeding Premature Babies

Breast milk not only helps protect babies from a wide range of diseases, it boosts the immune system and contains all the necessary nutrients for growth. Now there is evidence it is linked to improved cognitive development. But what about premature babies? Do they reap the same benefits from breast milk as full-term infants?