Choosing whether to breastfeed or formula feeds their baby is one of the biggest decisions expectant and new parents will make. Health experts agree that breastfeeding is the healthiest option for both mom and baby. It is recommended that babies feed only on breast milk for the first 6 months. Thereafter breast milk must be continued as the main part of their diet until they are at least 1to 2 years old.
Benefits of breastfeeding for the mother and baby:
Breastfeeding is a wonderful way to bond with your little one. Here are some of the many other benefits of breastfeeding:
Breastfeeding – Helps in bonding
It is true that breastfeeding is not always easy and natural for moms and babies. It may take some time for both mother and baby to get the hang of it. Skin to skin contact at birth will help mother and baby get a good start with breastfeeding. Being a new parent takes time, and feeding is no exception to this rule. It is important to note that mothers do not need to follow a special diet while breastfeeding. It is rare that a baby will seem sensitive to certain foods, like spicy or gassy foods such as cabbage. There are very few health problems that make breastfeeding not possible which are as follows –
There are other reasons women are unable to breastfeed, but with good support and knowledge, most of these can be overcome. The decision about how to feed your baby in personal.