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Benefits of Breastfeeding

THE BENEFITS OF BREASTFEEDING ARE NUMEROUS AND WELL KNOWN



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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