Benefits of Breastfeeding


Breast milk is without a doubt is the PERFECT FOOD for your baby.

1. It is fresh not dried

2. Digested easily

3. Better tasting

4. Supplied on demand at the perfect temperature - no mixing, no heating

5. It is cheap/free and readily available

6. Safe and clean

7. Gives mothers an emotional bond with baby

Health benefits to baby:

  • Better brain development

  • Less eczema

  • Protection against ear infections

  • Better jaw and mouth development

  • A reduction in Leukemia, Lymphoma, allergic diseases, Crohns Disease, insulin dependent diabetes.

  • There is a decrease incidence and severity of diarrhoea, pneumonia, urinary tract infections, lower respiratory tract infections, meningitis.

Health benefits to mother
- Reduced risk and increased prevention against: 

  • Obesity

  • Osteoporosis

  • Breast cancer

  • Ovarian cancer

  • Uterine cancer 

The time and effort you put into your feeding in the early days will bring just rewards later on.

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Real families, real babies - safely delivered by the loving hands of Partners in Pregnancy midwives.
Thank you to the whanau of Lexie, Jack, Chloe, Peyton and Quinn for allowing us to share your gorgeous photos. 
Images by Aimee Kelly Photography, Wedding and Newborn photographer, New Plymouth.

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