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Breastfeeding Benefits

The Perfect Nutrition for your Baby.

Every woman’s path through motherhood is different, but one of the first things a new mom has to decide after giving birth is how she'll feed her child. There are a great deal of reasons why one might decide to breastfeed. Let’s explore some of the reasons breastfeeding contributes to a healthy future for the baby and for the breastfeeding mother as well:

Benefits for the Baby:

- Breast milk contains everything your baby needs: proteins, fats, lactose, vitamins, iron, minerals, water and enzymes in the exact amounts required for optimal growth and development.

- Breast milk contains substances that prevent harmful bacteria from growing in the intestines and causing gastrointestinal and diarrhoeal infections.

- Breastfed babies have fewer middle ear infections, fewer respiratory infections and a decreased risk of developing allergies, cancer, childhood diabetes and obesity.

- Breastfed babies have a decreased risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

- Breastfed babies are less prone to develop diabetes, heart disease, eczema, asthma and other allergic disorders later in life.

- Breastfeeding a premature baby decreases their risk of developing necrotising enterocolitis (NEC).

- Breastfeeding enhances brain development. Research shows there is better visual development and visual acuity in breastfed children.

Benefits for the Mother:


- Breastfeeding leads to a lower risk of type-2 diabetes, ovarian cancer, and certain types of breast cancer in mothers.

- Breast milk has the right temperature, needs no preparation and can be readily available whenever your baby needs it.

- Breastfeeding is more than just food. It can enhance the emotional bond between the baby and mother by providing warmth, love and affection.


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A Perfect Alternative: The Breast Pump

There are many reasons a mom may not be able to exclusively feed from the breast, such as the baby having difficulty nursing or mother having to return to work. If these, or a number of other reasons, don’t allow for direct feeding at any given time, a breast pump may be the perfect solution!


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