17 May 2012

Advantages of Breastfeeding

Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for the first 6 months of life. Breastmilk is nutritionally perfect, easily digested, and always at the right temperature. It’s free and readily available whenever and wherever needed.

Breastfeeding builds a strong emotional bond between mother and baby.


Infant
  1. Less GI, chest and ear infections
  2. Less hospitalization
  3. Less constipation
  4. Protects against obesity and NIDDM
  5. Less eczema and wheezing
  6. Protects against SIDS
  7. Protects preterm infants against NEC
Mother
  1. Protects agains breast and ovarian cancer
  2. Faster weight loss
  3. Reduce risk of PPH
  4. Delays fertility