The world observes word breastfeeding week in the month of August. Breastfeeding is a way of providing young infant all the required nutrition through mother's feed as the baby cannot take any solid food. All mothers can breastfeed (if there is no complication) and the nature has provided the "perfect and balanced formula" for the young one. Upon the commencement of this week, we shall mention here some benefits of breastfeeding to the baby as well as the mother.
Benefits of breastfeeding to baby
1. Immunity boost
Mother's milk consist of natural immunity boosters and provide the infant with the first immune system against all infections.
2. Balanced diet
It is believed to be the balanced diet for the baby as it contains all the nutrients in the perfect quantity of the sugars, water and mineral content.
3. Provides antibodies to fight infections
Mother's milk provides the baby with the first ever antibodies to the baby and help make the vaccines more effective for the baby.
4. High IQ levels
Science has proven that babies who are provided with mother's milk are smarter than those who are deprived off.
5. Mother-baby bonding
Help develop an emotional bond between the mother and the baby.
Benefits of breastfeeding to mother
1. Low risk of breast cancer
Women who breastfeed have the least risk of developing ovarian and breast cancer.
2. Help lose weight
It helps lose all the weight gained during pregnancy.
3. Heal the body
It’s a natural healing process for the whole body after the delivery.
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