The Benefits of Breast Feeding.
Breastfeeding is the process of feeding your breast milk. Breastmilk has many benefits for the baby as well as for the mother. It is very necessary for the baby's development and nutrition.
It provides optimal nutrition for babies. Breastmilk is very important for the baby as it has the biggest benefits as soon as one hour after birth.
Let’s see some benefits for the baby and mother.
BENEFITS FOR BABY
· It provides proper nutrition to the baby.
Breastmilk contains every nutrient a baby needs in the first 6 months. During starting days your breast produces a thick and yellowish fluid known as colostrum, which is high in protein, low sugar. It is the ideal milk and helps to develop the newborn's digestive tract.
· It contains important antibodies.
It is loaded with essential antibodies that help your baby to fight against viruses and bacteria. Colostrum contains a high quantity of immunoglobulins A (IgA) and many more. It helps and protects the baby from bacteria and viruses.
· It reduces the risk of various diseases.
It reduces the risk of many diseases like middle ear infection, respiratory tract infections, gut infections, cold and cough, childhood leukemia, etc.
· It promotes a healthy weight.
Breastmilk helps in developing different gut bacteria, which affects fat storage and maintains a healthy weight.·
· It makes a baby smarter.
Breastfed babies have more developed brains and have higher intelligence.
BENEFITS FOR MOTHER
· It helps in weight loss.
It helps in burning more calories and helps in effortless weight loss. Newly turned mothers often face issues battling their sudden weight gain during pregnancy. This is not a weight-loss activity, however, it will burn calories. Mothers should eat healthy in order to be able to provide nutrition to their infants. Weight gain can be combated over time but in the initial days, it's essential for both the mothers and the babies to remain healthy.
· It helps the uterus to contract
During breastfeeding oxytocin level increases in the body which helps the uterus to contract and helps the uterus to return to its previous size post-pregnancy.
· It reduces the risk of several diseases.
The mother who breastfeeds has a lower risk of having high blood pressure, arthritis, high blood fats, and type 2 diabetes.
Breastfeeding is very important for the newborn. It helps to develop the immunity of the baby and protects them from various diseases. It also helps to make a bond and closeness with your baby. It gives a comfortable environment to them and a chance to get to know one another.