Research has shown that breast-fed babies are healthier than those who are bottle-fed. Research also shows a correlation between breast-feeding and higher IQ. Employers are recognizing that moms and dads will likely need fewer sick days to care for infants who are breast-fed. Yet it is often difficult to return to work and continue breastfeeding. There are many things that U-M can do to support new moms in their commitment to breastfeeding.