Not knowing how much milk their infant consumes, some parents feel uncomfortable about breastfeeding. You probably don't need to worry about having enough milk. Your body is miraculous. If your baby needs and demands more, your body probably will make more milk to satisfy the demands of nursing—even when you try to lose extra pounds gained during pregnancy. Even mothers of twins and triplets can produce enough milk to nurse successfully.
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For many years, scientists have been playing out the ingredients that make breast milk the perfect food for babies. They've discovered to day over 200 close compounds to fight infection, help the immune system mature, aid in digestion, and support brain growth - nature made properties that science simply cannot copy. The important long term benefits of breast feeding include reduced risk of asthma, allergies, obesity, and some forms of childhood cancer. The more that scientists continue to learn, the better breast milk looks.