Why Breastfeed

Why Breastfeed? 

Benefits of breastfeeding for mom and baby

Breastfeeding has many health benefits for both mother and baby. Breast milk is the only food your baby needs during the first 6 months.

  • Breast milk is good for your baby because it:

    • Is always fresh and ready
    • Helps lower the risk of overweight and obesity
    • May increase protection against illnesses such as childhood diabetes
    • Increases protection against ear, chest and stomach infections
    • May increase protection against Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), also called crib death
    • Helps to prevent constipation
  • Breastfeeding is good for mom because it:

    • Promotes closeness and touching with baby
    • Helps the uterus to return to its' normal size after birth
    • Helps to control bleeding after birth
    • Helps to protect against cancer of the breast and ovary
  • Feeding your baby breast milk is good for families, communities and the environment as it:

    • Saves money as formula can cost a lot
    • Saves time as there is no need to prepare formula and bottles
    • Does not produce any garbage. There are no formula and bottle packages to throw out.

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