Why is Breastfeeding important?

March 3, 2018 | no responses | 173
  1. Breast milk gives ideal nutrition to your baby as it contains right balance of protein, fat, carbohydrate, minerals and vitamins.
  2. Your breast milk production also changes to meet your growing baby’s requirement of food.
  3. It is easier for your baby to digest when compared with the formula milk.
  4. Breast milk contains vital antibodies which are rarely found anywhere.
  5. After birth, production of first milk called ‘Colostrum’ helps provide your baby early protection.
  6. It helps strengthen the immune system of your baby.
  7. Babies who are breast-fed have three times less issues of diarrhea than those who are formula-fed.
  8. 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.
  9. 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…..

  1. Breastfeeding enhances closeness and comfort. It helps strengthen the bonding between your baby and you.

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