Breastfeeding Is Healthier for Both Mom and Baby As Well

Hi Mommies,
 

As we know, Breastfeeding is equally important for babies and mothers too. And it’s true! 

One must know the importance of breastfeeding and its health benefits for both mother and baby. It does not require any preparation, anytime ready, no handling required, so there are fewer chances of infection; cheap, even no cost compared to formula feed.

Breast milk gives babies the best nutrition and helps them grow and develop. Breast milk is loaded with antibodies that help your baby fight off viruses and bacteria, critical in those tender, early months.

This particularly applies to colostrum, the first milk. Colostrum provides high amounts of immunoglobulin A (IgA) and several other antibodies.

Physical Benefits for Mother:

  • Uterus contraction stimulation after birth and help in bringing back to normal size.
  • Natural and faster weight loss after birth.
  • Lower chances of Anaemia.
  • Decreases postpartum bleeding.
  • Decreases the chances of postpartum psychosis and a more positive mood.
  • Lower the risk of breast and ovarian cancers.
  • Lower risk of diabetes and hypertension 

Emotional Benefits for Mother: 

  • Reduces stress and enhances positive feelings in the mother.
  • Improves self-esteem and confidence.
  • Emotional bonding between mother and baby.

Health Benefits for baby: 

  • Boosts Immunity
  • Improved brain development
  • Lower risk of respiratory and skin diseases.
  • Lower risk of immunosuppressive diseases like leukemia, sclerosis, etc
  • Less illness, less hospitalization
  • Less diarrhea and constipation

Breast milk has a wealth of nutritional components, antioxidants, enzymes, immunological qualities, and active antibodies. A mother’s more mature immune system produces antibodies to the germs that a mother’s immune system has been exposed to. These antibodies are absorbed into her milk and assist in protecting her infant from disease. Immunoglobulin A safeguards the lining of the newborn’s undeveloped intestines, prohibiting germs and allergies from entering. Natural soothing elements are also found in breast milk.

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