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Breastfeeding - Importance and Benefit

Breast milk is an optimal source of nutrition for newborns, as it has the proper amount of nutrients. Breastfeeding is essential for a child as it can be easily digested by a child and is also readily available. Facts suggest that breastmilk is approved even by doctors as it is vital for a child’s initial growth. Many healthcare professionals suggest proper breastfeeding for at least five to six months, and when the child reaches the age of six months, you can include other food with breastmilk.

As mentioned before, breast milk gives every required nutrient in the right proportion and enhances bone health in the infant. This milk is a yellow-coloured fluid scientifically known as colostrum. The colostrum is rich in protein, low in sugar, and packed with therapeutic compounds. It is impossible to replace any other food supplement with this formula.

Benefits of breastmilk

The best way to learn about the benefits of mother’s milk is to optimise how it helps mother and child equivalently. Breastfeeding has healing properties for mother and child, as it provides ideal nutrients to the newborn while protecting the baby and new mom from any illness and disease.

Breastfeeding also strengthens the bond between mother and baby. Also, breastfeeding the child for at least six months helps in producing antibodies that reduce the risk of any underlying disease in the child. Studies suggest that breastfeeding is good for a mother’s health as it is helpful in fighting breast cancer-causing cells. However, we advise mothers to take proper care of their diet and health while breastfeeding the child, as a female body may lose 300 to 500 calories a day.

    • Breast milk is the best source of food and nutrients for babies.
    • Mother’s breastfeeding supports proper physical and mental growth in the child’s body.
    • Breastfeeding can protect newborns from short and long-term diseases and ailments.
    • Breastfed babies have a descending risk of health conditions like asthma, type 1 diabetes, obesity, malnutrition and SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). 
    • Breastfed babies are also immune to different ear infections and stomach bugs.
    • Breast milk transfers antibodies from the mother’s body to her baby. 
    • The antibodies develop strong immunity in children and protect them from illnesses.

Take away 

The benefits of breastfeeding are so vital that most health professionals recommend it for every child for as long as possible. It can reduce medical problems and provide a better lookout for newborns. Breast milk contains antibodies that shield your baby from infections and chronic disease. Breastfeeding is the best start that you can give to your baby. 

Atreum Speciality Hospital is constantly working to facilitate its patients with premium medical services. We work with a team of doctors, specialists and medical practitioners. Atreum Speciality Hospital believes that early diagnosis and the right approach to the disease are essential for treating any ailment, as we provide essential care for mother and child health. Our hospital has a futuristic approach and provides treatments in fields like Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, Joint Replacement, Paediatrics, General Surgery, Dermatology, Liver & Gastro Sciences etc.