breastfeeding benefits for mom and baby


breastfeeding benefits  for mom and baby

* Benefits of Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is the most common form of feeding for infants and young children worldwide. It is the primary method of infant feeding and a significant contributor to healthy newborns in low-income countries. Breastfeeding is associated with various health benefits for both mother and child.

However, breastfeeding can only be successful if mothers are provided with the means, knowledge, and support they need to breastfeed successfully. In much of the world, this means free and easy access to breastfeeding information, equipment, and support.

* Other Benefits of Breastfeeding

Benefits to newborns from breastfeeding can include: 

* Vitamin D: 

Breastfeeding provides vitamin D to infants, which is critical for the newborn\'s proper osseous and skeletal development. The vitamin is also critical to her cognitive development 

* Improved growth of infants: 

Breastfed babies are healthier, have better bones, and grow faster than bottle-fed babies.

* Improved immune system:

 One of the most important health benefits of breastfeeding is the enhanced immunity it provides the baby. Breastfed babies are less likely to get respiratory infections and ear infections. 

While the benefits of breastfeeding for the mother are well-documented, there are also many benefits for the child. Recent studies show that breastfeeding benefits babies in many ways, including by helping their immune system stay strong, 

decreasing the risk of some childhood diseases, and improving cognitive abilities and school performance.