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The importance of Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is a natural, safe and healthy way to provide nutrition for your baby. The overall composition, temperature and cleanliness of breast milk makes it an ideal food source for a newborn. Breastfeeding is beneficial not only to the baby but to the mother as well. All healthy newborns should receive exclusive breastfeeds for the first six months and mothers should continue to breastfeed their infants for two years or beyond.

The benefits of Breastfeeding:

  • It strengthens the bond between the mother and the newborn.
  • It supplies the required nutrients for the appropriate growth of the baby and builds the baby’s immune system.
  • It protects the baby from diseases like obesity and cancer.
  • It keeps common allergies, infections and sickness at bay.
  • It is easily digested, avoiding constipation, diarrhea or an upset stomach.