Why Breastfeed?A mother feeding her off spring lactated milk is natures way of providing all of the important things the infant needs at the earliest stages of life. They help him/her grow and form all of the natural defences that he/she will need to survive as he/she gets older
Although it is not always possible, all mothers should do all they can to breastfeed for as long as possible for many of the reasons below and more.
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Benefits for baby
Here are just a few of the benefits babies stand to gain from the breastfeeding relationship:
- Breast milk provides the right balance of nutrients to help an infant grow into a strong and healthy toddler.
- Breastfed infants, and those who are fed expressed breast milk, have fewer deaths during the first year and experience fewer illnesses than babies fed formula.
- Some of the nutrients in breast milk also help protect an infant against some common childhood illnesses and infections, such as constipation, diarrhea, middle ear infections, and certain lung infections.
- It has been proven to give them a stronger immune system & higher IQ
- Fewer allergies and less risk of asthma
- Fewer incidences of diabetes and cancer
- Less risk of childhood obesity
- Less risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
- Better dental and facial development, and decreased likelihood of dental cavities
- Some recent scientific supported research proves that breast milk contains important essential fatty acids (building blocks) that help an infant's brain develop. Two specific EFAâ€™s, known as DHA and AA, may help increase infants' cognitive skills.
- Science has proven that the pregnant mother builds up stores of the essential trace mineral copper in the blood during pregnancy which are essential for the contractions required during any normal childbirth. The mothers milk is high in zinc which balances this out in the baby as he/she grows. Therefore if the mother does not breast feed, the baby will be high in copper and this has been proven to cause symptoms later on in life, including dependencies and addictions.
Benefits for mum
The rewards of breastfeeding are often overlooked when it comes to mum:
- The bond the breastfed child and mum have is indescribable. This without doubt, leads to the child being more stable and grounded as he/she grows towards adulthood
- Promotes uterine contractions after childbirth and reduces bleeding
- Promotes weight loss
- Less risk of ovarian and breast cancers
- Economicalâ€”breast feeders save over Â£1000 milk costs in the first year
- Convenientâ€”always available, and always the right temperature
- Saves timeâ€”no formula to prepare, and no bottles to wash
- Clean and safeâ€”and available when normal supplies of food and water are interrupted
Benefits for the planet
In this era of increased awareness about our impact on the planet, breastfeeding is a natural non-pollutive healthy way to feed your baby with no packaging, no processing, or transportation necessary. Itâ€™s quite simply natures way!!!! Xxxxx
Nothing is fitter than a breastfed nipper. They are always much stronger if theyâ€™re breastfed longer "
Did you know?
Approximately 12,000 women are arrested per year for breastfeeding in public in the US