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Breastfeeding your baby is ideal for reasons that are indisputable. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), “breast milk contains the right balance of nutrients to help your infant grow into a strong and healthy toddler. Some of the nutrients in breast milk also help protect your infant against some common childhood illnesses and infections. It may also help your health. Certain types of cancer may occur less often in mothers who have breastfed their babies.” The NIH recommends that, “women who don't have health problems should try to give their babies breast milk for at least the first six months of life."