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Why is this Important?
Breast milk reduces the risks for a variety of childhood illnesses and infections. It also reduces the risk of obesity, certain types of cancer and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Benefits for new mothers include decreased postpartum bleeding, earlier return to pre-pregnancy weight, increased child spacing, reduced risk of breast and ovarian cancer, osteoporosis and hip fractures.
Role of IPN
The Indiana Perinatal Network has a long history of working with health care providers, local community organizations and legislators to promote breastfeeding throughout the state. This includes:
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