The evidence is now in. Babies who are breastfed are definitely healthier. Mothers also benefit substantially. Babies who are not breastfed have higher risk of infectious illnesses, necrotizing enterocolitis, childhood obesity, diabetes, leukemia and SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). Mother who do not breastfeed are at increased risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, obesity, diabetes, heart attack and metabolic syndrome. In our next post we will have additional details on this very important topic.