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Saturday, November 20, 2010

The benefits of breastfeeding

Breastfeeding gives our baby the best start in life. It provides him/her with important nutritional and immune factors as well as a feeling of closeness and well-being.

Benefits for baby;
  • Breast  milk is specially designed for baby and contains everything needed for healthy growth in the first six months. It contains antibodies and immune factors, which are passed from you to ur baby to help fight infection. Colostrum, which is produced in the first 2-4 days, is high in proteins, rich in antibodies and is easily digested (no need to burp…huhuhu)
  • Breast milk is easier to digest than formula milk for ur baby, decreasing in the incidence of constipation, stomach upset and diarrhea. A breastfed baby’s nappies are more pleasant to change!
  • Breastfed babies are less likely to develop gastroenteritis and ear infections.
  • Other proven or compelling benefits include better brain development, a lower risk of allergy in those with a family history and possibly, protection against diabetes. Breastfed babies may also have lower blood pressure, lower blood cholesterol and a lower chance of becoming obese later in life.

Benefits for mommy
  • Breastfeeding brings you close to your new baby and gives you quiet times in the day and night to get to know each other. It can be very satisfying experience for both of you ( the best way for mothers career).
  • Breastfeeding help your womb to contract and gets you back into shape more quickly, as the extra fat stored in your body during the pregnancy is converted to energy to help produce breast milk.
  • Women who breastfeed are at a lower risk of ovarian cancer, breast cancer and osteoporosis in later life.
  • Breast milk is very convenient; it is sterile, always available wherever you’re and at the correct temperature even in the middle of the night.

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