Advantages of Breastfeeding
When I was pregnant I wanted very much to be able to breastfeed. I knew by heart all the advantages of breastfeeding.
Here are the most important advantages of breastfeeding:
Complete nutrition for children
Breast milk is the ideal food for the digestive system of the new born and, at least in the first 4 -6 months of life, babies do not need anything else.
Powdered milk is trying to provide the substances the child needs and succeeds largely, but the combination of nutrients in breast milk is inimitable and can not be accurately reproduced by artificial means.
Breastfeeding benefits to the baby are multiple and are objectified by numerous studies, which established that there is a correlation and a direct link between breastfeeding and decreased risk of otitis, gastrointestinal disorders (colitis, gastritis, constipation, diarrhea), infections and respiratory tract infection, bacterial meningitis, autoimmune thyroid disease, infantile eczema or other skin problems, allergies, metabolic disorders, diabetes, hypertension, dental problems (especially tooth decay). Breastfed infants use their jaw muscles and have a dental development better than formula fed children.
Children who were breastfed are less likely to develop allergies. Moreover, breast milk provides the baby with necessary enzymes and antibodies which aren't in any formula milk.
Child intelligence development
Breastfeeding calms the baby
Mother - baby bond
One of the greatest advantages of breastfeeding is the strong and durable psyche connection, which is built with every touch, look, gentle word while you feed your baby! This psychological connection is an essential prerequisite of a good start in life.
Breast milk is sterile
Breast milk provides a harmonious development and growth. Babies fed with formula milk grow much faster, gain more weight and can become obese later. Breastfed babies grow more in the first few months, after which the rate of weight gain stalls. This is the normal growth rate.
2. Breastfeeding benefits for mothers are emotional as well as physical. Studies have shown that mothers that breastfeed their babies have less chances of developing postpartum depression or anxiety states. One explanation is that the breastfeeding triggers the production of oxytocin - "love hormone", which creates a sense of well-being and strengthens the bond between mother and child.
Breastfeeding helps mothers regain their silhouette
Breastfeeding helps the uterus to retract after delivery and return to normal quicker. Thus, the secretion of oxytocin hormone is increased, which not only induces the production and elimination of milk, but also stimulates uterine contractions, preventing bleeding after birth and contributes to restoring the size of the uterus.
I amuse myself every time I remember the dialogue I had with the nurse at the maternity hospital. I asked her very worried why my stomach twitches sometimes. She then asked me sprightly:- It is the size of a fist and you feel it when you are breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding is benefic to mother's health
Besides the physical advantages of breastfeeding you will have a better emotional relationship and a greater bond with your child.
3. Breastfeeding benefits for the whole family and society
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