Breastfeeding is Best Feeding

BREAST FEEDING : THE BEST FEEDING YOUR CHILD CAN GET

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The advantages of breast milk are for the mother as well as child :
Advantages  for the mother

  • Sucking by the baby causes the mothers uterus to contract and reduces the flow of blood after delivery thus reducing chances of post partum hemorrhage.
  • Lactation if done continuously during day and night leads to cessation of menstruation and causes contraception without medicines.
  • Helps in weight loss.
  • decreases the incidence of breast cancer in mothers
  • Breastfeeding is priceless no cost involved.
  • Less trips to the doctor and less money is spent on medications
  • Good way of  mother-baby bonding
    Reduces chjances of post partum depression and create feelings of warmth and calm in the mother
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Breasts secrete colostrum , ayellowish fluid rich in proteins for the initial  2-4 days of your baby’s life, .These are very good for a good immune system

  • The protein is easily digested and absorbed by the body, especially by the rapidly developing brain.
  • Colostrum provides factors that promote maturation of the gut and good digestion.
  • Colostrum is the most superior and well-designed nutrition for your baby in the first few days of life.

Advantages of breastfeeding for the baby

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  • Superior nutrition
  • There is an increased resistance to infections, and therefore fewer incidents of illness and hospitalisation
  • Decreased risk of allergies and lactose intolerance
  • Breast milk is sterile
  • Baby experiences less nappy rash and thrush
  • Baby is less likely to develop allergies
  • Baby experiences fewer stomach upsets and constipation
  • Breastfed infants tend to have fewer cavities
  • Breastfeeding promotes the proper development of baby’s jaw and teeth.
  • Breastfed infants tend to have higher IQs due to good brain development early in life
  • Babies benefit emotionally, because they are held more
  • Breastfeeding promotes mother-baby bonding
  • In the long term, breastfed babies have a decreased risk of malnutrition, obesity and heart disease compared to formula fed babies.