Breast milk has been associated with numerous health benefits for both the mother and the baby. The American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement of February 2, 2005 explains that human milk feeding decreases the incidence and/or severity of a wide range of infectious diseases including bacterial meningitis, blood infections, diarrhea, upper respiratory and ear infections, allergies, asthma and diabetes. In addition, infant mortality rates in the Unites States are reduced 21% in breastfed infants. Breast milk is less expensive, breast milk feeding mothers have lower rates of breast cancer later in life, and the cuddling and bonding between mother and baby can be beneficial for both. No matter where you are, you have the perfect food at the right temperature ready for your baby whenever he/she is hungry.