You should know by now what amazing stuff breast milk can do for your baby’s health. Breast fed babies are protected against infection, gastrointestinal diseases, respiration difficulties and ear infections. Their brains develop better and they face lower risk of diabetes and cancer as a child.
What’s Makes Your Breast Milk So Powerful?
- It contains a perfect combination of carbs, proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals.
- It’s packed with vital nutrients like energy, vitamin A, vitamin B complex, iron and zinc.
- It’s filled with essential fatty acids like ALA, LA, which are required to produce DHA and ARA for a stronger and smarter child.
Good for Baby, Great for Mom
Your baby isn’t the only one reaping benefits from a diet of breast milk. Breastfeeding your baby helps protect you from breast and cervical cancer. It speeds up post-delivery wound recovery as well as lower your risk for Type 2 diabetes.
If you’re hasty to get back to your pre-baby weight, breastfeeding would help. You’ll also face a reduced risk of osteoporosis and heart problems. The best of all? Breastfeeding is free, so you needn’t be spending your bank balance on expensive (and less effective) infant formula.
Your Guide to Breastfeeding
Everyone knows breastfeeding is great thing to do for their baby, but it’s not an easy task and requires a lots of dedication and love. To make it a tiny bit easier for you, we’ve put our heads together with the awesome people at the Ministry of Health Malaysia to come up with this guide to breastfeeding:
Mommies! What else do you do to make breastfeeding easier for you? Share your experience with us in the comments section below or on our Facebook page!