Breastfeeding is one of the most natural acts us moms can do for our kids. It is said that breast milk has disease-fighting substances that protect your baby from illness and contains more than two hundred known beneficial elements. Colostrum is the first milk your breasts produce. It is also called as the baby’s first immunization. It is high in protein, minerals, vitamin A, nitrogen and white blood cells.
There are many major health benefits in breastfeeding your child.
- Develops a special relationship and bonding with our child.
- Reduced risk of breast, ovarian, cervical, and endometrial cancers
- Decreased risk of tooth decay (for babies)
- Reduced risk of chronic constipation, childhood diabetes and heart disease later in life
- Protection against pneumonia, kidney infections, asthma and eczema
- Protection against osteoporosis and hip fracture later in life
I saw this breastfeeding acronym in BATA Health Center where I had my pre-natal check-ups done. Check this out. It is much easier to remember.
Best for mothers and babies
Reduces risk of childhood obesity
Antibodies – greater immunity to infections
Stool inoffensive – never constipated
The varying composition of breastmilk keeps pace with the infant’s individual growth and changing nutritional needs
Fresh milk – never goes sour in the breast
Enhances development and intelligence
Easy once established
Develops a special emotional relationship and bonding with her child
Nursing promotes facial structure development, straighter teeth and enhances vision
Gastroenteritis greatly reduced