As the title describes, an infant’s biggest boon is the Breastmilk. Breastfeeding is the greatest gift from a mother to her child. I am a new mom for my 3 month old baby. I would say this as my own experience than describing it as a story.
A motherly feeling comes as soon as the little embryo forms in her stomach. The next happy feeling is when she gets her baby in her arms. The only moment when she smiles when the baby cries. More than all these, a true motherly feeling comes when she nurses or feeds her baby in her breasts.
Breastfeeding at the beginning may be a little discomfort for the new moms. But a mom soon gets adapted to it, because there can be no one in the world to show love to a child more than her. Breastfeeding is not only a happy feeling for a mom but also for the child. No other food can replace it.
BENEFITS OF BREASTFEEDING FOR A MOM
- Reduces stress level
- Helps to maintain a balanced weight
- Reduces risks of breast cancer
- Reduces postnatal problems
BENEFITS OF BREASTFEEDING FOR A CHILD
- Easier digestion
- Improved functioning of the brain
- Protects against several diseases
- Security, affection, love, bonding
- Proper weight gain
The happier a mom breastfeeds her child, the more happier the child is because of the happy hormones passing from a mom to her baby. On the other hand, when the mom is stressed and depressed, the same stress hormones pass to the baby and cause discomforts.
I would like to share a small story here that would explain the above point clearly. A mom was so stressed because her baby was crying so badly in the early days after birth. And this continued for a few days. He was sleeping neither during the day nor at night. Now she tried a positive thought that the baby is healthy and would sleep. To everyone’s surprise, this actually happened ie, the baby stopped over crying and started sleeping.
MIRACLES OF BREASTFEEDING
When a mom doubts whether there is sufficient milk for the baby, the secretion of milk is also less. At the same time, really if the secretion is less, and now when she thinks its her baby and she has to only feed her baby with happiness and positive vibes, the milk secretion increases twofold. This is very surprising but the truth. The more the baby sucks and when the latching is proper, the more is the milk secretion. It’s really a miracle.. right??? When you start giving positive vibes to your baby when you breastfeed, the baby grows the way you want them to.
Latching is nothing but how the baby fastens onto the breast while breastfeeding. To make this point clear , there’s an image below for reference.
And at last but not least, breastfed babies are more stronger and powerful both mentally and physically. So I would like to end this with the title of my blog i.e., a child’s greatest boon is breastmilk. So if you want a happy, loving, brainy, strong and the best-in-everything child, then breastfeed your baby for the first “six months”.
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