Why is Breastfeeding important?
- Breast milk gives ideal nutrition to your baby as it contains right balance of protein, fat, carbohydrate, minerals and vitamins.
- Your breast milk production also changes to meet your growing baby’s requirement of food.
- It is easier for your baby to digest when compared with the formula milk.
- Breast milk contains vital antibodies which are rarely found anywhere.
- After birth, production of first milk called ‘Colostrum’ helps provide your baby early protection.
- It helps strengthen the immune system of your baby.
- Babies who are breast-fed have three times less issues of diarrhea than those who are formula-fed.
- Researchers have revealed that there are less chances of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in babies who are breast-fed. If you breast feed your baby, there would be less problems of respiratory and gastrointestinal infections, thus lowering the risk of SIDS.
- It is also established through studies that babies who are breast-fed have good IQ. Such babies may be able to solve various puzzles and problems very early in life.
And most important of all…..
- Breastfeeding enhances closeness and comfort. It helps strengthen the bonding between your baby and you.