22, Feb 2022
Breastfeeding is the method of choice of feeding at the beginning of life.
Breastfeeding strengthens the bonds between mother and child. Breast milk provides all the nutrients your baby needs in the first six months of life and continues to be the main source of nutrition until the year life. Even more so with the breast milk the baby receives substances protecting against infections, allergies and other diseases, such as growth factors, hormones, immunoglobulins, etc.
Breastfeeding contributes to the healthy growth and development, global health, aid in the development of speech, vision and intelligence. In addition, it promotes a closer relationship between mother and son, and facilitates the healthy emotional development.
The longer the period of maternal breastfeeding the greater the benefits, and these remain well beyond the breastfeeding, reflecting even until adulthood.
Breastmilk adapts to appetite and individual needs. It is not a monotonous supply because its taste varies, depending on the mother’s diet, and its composition and amount vary also, along the feeding, and the life of the baby, making even the later introduction of the family diet.
Some advantages to the baby:
- Greater protection against some diseases and allergies
- Greater resistance to diarrhea, ear infections and urinary infections
- Better vision development
- Less likelihood of obesity
- Best response to vaccines