The benefits of breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is the most natural and loving thing you can do for your new baby. It is not only nature`s way of providing nourishment, but also an important first step in building a loving relationship. Health authorities recommend that babies should be fully breastfed for six months, before gradually introducing a mixed diet while continuing to breastfeed. Breastfeeding has many advantages that will help make your baby healthier now and in the future. 

  • Breast milk provides precisely the nutrients your baby needs, in exactly the right proportions. 
  • Breast milk is more easily digested and breastfed babies don`t get constipated.
  • Breast milk helps protect your baby against germs and illnesses.
  • Breast milk helps the development of your baby`s body and brain.
  • Food allergies and intolerances are less common and less severe in breastfed babies.
  • Breastfeeding enhances bonding, is a source of great comfort, and the skin-to-skin contact stimulates your baby.

 

Breastfeeding has health advantages for mothers too

Almost all women can make enough milk for one or more babies. The more your baby breastfeeds, the more milk you make, even if your supply seems to have lessened. If you are concerned about whether your baby is getting enough breast milk, you should seek skilled help before you consider offering a bottle. Giving your baby even the occasional bottle of formula reduces the benefits of breastfeeding and causes you to make less milk.

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