Benefits of Breastfeeding
Health Benefits of Mother’s Milk
Mother’s milk is the best for babies and mother.
One million babies are dying every year due to infections and diarrhea on the World.
Mothers should prefer to give mother’s milk 2 years.
If mother does not have mother’s milk or if it is not efficient to nourish baby, mother can give additional infant formula. But mother’s milk should be first choice until 2 years age.
Mothers should try to give baby mother’s milk and they should be patient for acceptance of baby at first month.
Mother can start to give cereal baby foods after 4 or 6 monts. She can start to use rice cereal while she is giving mother’s milk.
After 6 month, mother can start to give baby purees while she is giving mother’s milk.
Breastfeeding can be helpful to reduce middle ear infections.
Breastfeeding can be helpful to reduce respiratory and gastrointestinal diseases
Mother’s milk can protect agains chronic diseases.
Breastfeeding can be helpful to reduce allergic disorders.
Mother’s milk is helpful for rash.
Mother’s milk supports better body growth and development.
Mother’s milk supports good mental development.
Mother’s milk supports better muscle and bones growth and development.
Mother’s milk supports for better and successful personality in future.
Mother’s milk protects against middle ear infections.
Benefits of breasfeeding to Mothers
Protects against ovarian cancer.
Protects against breast cancer.
Protects against anemia.
Better communication and dialogue between mother and baby.
Better feeling in mother and love to her baby.
Low infant crying
Risks in the absense of Breastfeeding
Increasing risk rate of diarrhea
Increasing risks of development of chronical diseases.
Increasing rik of malnutrition and low weight development.
Increasing risk of respiratory diseases.
Higher infection riks.
High risk of animal milk allergy.
Obesity may develope as a risk.
There may be chronical diarrhea.
Mental development may be low.
Give mother’s milk after birth in 30 -60 minutes.
Breasfeeding is only choice until 6 months.
Start baby rice cereal after 6 months while giving mother’s milk.
Give other baby cereals after 6 moths while giving mother’S milk.
Give baby fruit puree and juices after 6 months while giving mother’s milk.
Mother’s mil kor breasfeeding should be continued until 2 years with combination of baby solid foods such as cereals and puree.
Why we should prefer Breastfeeding and Advantages of Breastfeeding:
Better growth and development according to antropometric standards.
Low risk in respiratory diseases.
Low risk in Asthma disorders.
Low risk in overweight and obesity.
Low risk in diabetes.
Low risk in appendicitis, hypertrofic pyloric stenosis and invagination.
Low risk in NEC (necrotizing enterocolitis) at least 10 times.