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Benefits of
Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding are good for both mothers and babies.

Benefits of Breastfeeding

Benefits for babies:

  1. Breastfed babies are healthier
  2. In the first few days after birth, your body produces a colostrum: it is an easily digestible liquid and is full of disease-fighting antibodies called immunoglobulins that strengthen your baby’s immune system.
  3. Enhances brain development: there are specific ingredients in breastmilk which have been proven to be beneficial for brain and sight development.
  4. Benefits on your child’s development:
    Research shows that breastfeeding has a lifelong impact on your child’s health and development:
  • Helps the immune system mature Reduces gastrointestinal illness by up to 82% and respiratory illness by up to 30%
  • Protects against chronic diseases
  • Lowers the risk of developing allergic disease
  • Lowers the risk/delays of early onset obesity by up to 35% & diabetes by up to 40%
  • Reduces the risk of ear infections by up to 300% , lymphoma by up to 800% and - Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) by up to 500 %.

Benefits for mothers:

  1. Health benefits: Lower the risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, osteoporosis, postpartum anxiety and depression
  2. Faster return to pre-pregnancy weight: Feeding your baby breastmilk can help you burn through over 500 calories per day
  3. Strong bonding between mother and infant
  4. Lower household expenditures by avoiding the high cost of formula milk