Posted on Apr 19, 2022
Breast feeding is beneficial for both the mother and her newborn child. It provides full nutrition to the baby till six months of life after which it is complemented with soft food. It should be started soon after birth. During feeds, a mother holds the baby close to her chest. This promotes emotional bonding and establishes good parent- child relationship.
Breast Milk: Know about it all
Breast milk is clean, uncontaminated, safe and inexpensive. It is easy to give and does not need preparing and washing of bottles and utensils. It is quicker to breast feed compared to preparing and giving formula milk. Overall it is less stressful for mothers to breastfeed than to give formula milk. This has a huge impact on milk production as stress almost always adversely affects milk production and emotional bonding.
Benefits of Breastfeeding:
Hence it is recommended that all lactating mothers breastfeed their babies for at least 6 months exclusively. It is also recommended that they maintain good breast hygiene, maintain a good diet and not opt for crash diets and starvation as they are lactating.