What you need to know About Breastfeeding (Infographic Included)

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Breastfeeding will be the feeding of an infant or kid with breast milk immediately from female human breast (i. e., via lactation) in lieu of using infant formula. Babies possess a sucking reflex that enables them to suck and swallow Milk. Experts recommend that children be breastfed within one hour of birth, exclusively breastfed for the first six months, and then breastfed until age two with age-appropriate, nutritionally adequate and safe complementary foods.

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Several medical authorities, including the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) as well as the American College of Obstetricians as well as Gynecologists, strongly recommend Breastfeeding

Breast milk provides the perfect nutrition for infants.

It’s the perfect mix of vitamins, protein, and fat — everything your infant would need to grow. And it’s all provided in a form more easily digested than infant formula. Breast milk contains antibodies that help baby fight off viruses as well as bacteria. Breastfeeding reduces your baby’s risk of experiencing asthma or allergies.

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Breastfeeding can protect your child from developing allergies

Babies who are fed a formula depending on cow’s milk or soy generally have more allergic reactions as compared to breastfed babies.
Scientists feel that immune factors such because secretory IgA (only available in breast milk) help prevent allergies to food by delivering a layer of protection into a baby’s intestinal tract. Without having this protection, inflammation can develop and also the wall of the intestine can become “leaky. ” This allows undigested protein to cross the gut where they will cause an allergic reaction and other health problems.

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Babies that are fed formula rather than breast milk don’t get this layer of defense, so they’re more susceptible to inflammation, allergies, and other eventual health issues.

Mothers, who breastfeed are less are likely to develop osteoporosis later in life, are able to lose weight gained during pregnancy more easily and have a lower risk of breast, uterine and ovarian cancer

Breastfeeding has been shown to reduce the likelihood of ear infections, and to prevent recurrent ear infections. Ear infections are a major reason that infants take multiple courses of antibiotics.

Lets see what the Info Graphic Below have to say

Breastfeeding Infographic

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  1. Kat says

    Yes, breastfeeding is so important for the baby. I nursed my oldest son until he was 1 year old and twins until they were 7 months ( I also had to supplement with formula for the twins) I wish I could have done it longer with the twins but I didn’t have enough milk supply.
    It is true what you stated above that breastfeeding can protect from developing allergies. The twins developed many food allergies and my oldest has no allergies at all.

  2. Dr. Diana says

    Hello,

    Great post indeed 🙂

    Breastfeeding is really important for new born baby. Mothers should provide milk from their breast to their babies. Because mother’s milk contains all important proteins, nutrition etc.

    Thanks for sharing this information with us.

    ~Dr. Diana

  3. Debra Morgan says

    Breastfeeding in early hours of child’s birth can reduce the risk of death to a child by 25% and reduce the chances of issues such as diarrhoea. Breastfeeding is a unique nutrition source for babies that cannot be replaced by any other product. Apart from the health benefits, breastfeeding helps a mother to bond with her child mentally as well as emotionally. You can see check some helpful tips regarding breastfeeding here..

  4. vijesh says

    Hi Temilola,
    Nice article on benefits of breastfeeding, its true that infants receive lot of nutrition through mother’s milk. All the deficiencies caused in a adult is due to the fact that when he was a child he hadn’t drink milk from the mother.

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