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Benefits Of Breastfeeding

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Benefits Of Breastfeeding

Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:04 pm

FOR BABY

1. Due to the anti-infective properties of breastmilk, breastfed babies tend to have less incidence of or less pronounced symptoms of ear infections, respiratory illness, allergies, diarrhea, and vomiting.
2. Due to the digestibility of breastmilk, breastfed babies are rarely constipated.

3. The stools of breastfed babies are mild-smelling.

4. SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) is less common in breastfed babies.

5. Breastmilk is constantly changing in its composition to meet the changing needs of the baby. It has the exact combination of protein, fats, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and sugars needed for the human infant at various stages of his growth.

6. Breastfed babies are constantly exposed to a variety of tastes through their mother's milk.
7. Breastfed children are at less risk for chrohn's disease and juvenile diabetes.

8. Children who were breastfed are less likely to need orthodontic work such as braces due to the unique sucking action required with breastfeeding. They also seem to have better overall dental health than formula-fed children. Children who were breastfed need speech therapy less often than those who were bottle-fed.

9. IQ levels are an average of 8 points higher in children who were breastfed.

10. Adult daughters who were breastfed are at less risk for breast cancer.

11. Adults who were breastfed have a lower risk for high cholesterol and asthma.

12. The bond between mother and child seems to be enhanced with breastfeeding.

FOR MOTHER

1. Nursing immediately following delivery causes the uterus to contract lessening the risk of postpartum hemorrhage.
2. The uterus of a breastfeeding mother shrinks to its pre-pregnancy size more quickly.

3. Calories are burned while breastfeeding. It takes approximately 20 calories to produce an ounce of milk.

4. Women who nurse their babies for at least 6 months lessen their chances of pre-menopausal breast cancer.

5. Osteoporosis and cervical cancer are less common in women who breastfed.

6. The return of fertility is delayed with breastfeeding.

7. Breastfeeding is more economical than formula feeding. The cost of formula for 12 months is approximately N1000 -N1200.

8. Breastmilk is always available, clean, and the right temperature.

9. Many mothers feel a special satisfaction in knowing that they alone are meeting the nutritional needs of their babies.


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Re: Benefits Of Breastfeeding

Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Fri May 10, 2013 1:12 pm

Have you considered how rewarding nursing your child from the breasts is? Knowing that the growth and wellbeing of your baby, was achieved as a result of what you gave her from your body could build your esteem. You suddenly realize that you are a life line; that is what motherhood is all about. Your baby also discovers how important you are to him and he is very fond of you; recall times when your baby paused from nursing just to look at you and give you a smile...you know what he just told you?....”Oh mum, I love this!”
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Re: Benefits Of Breastfeeding

Unread post by Aunty Nurse » Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:21 pm

Exclusive breastfeeding means that the infant receives only breast milk, no other liquids or solids are given,not even water,with the exception of oral rehydration solution, drops or syrups of vitamins, minerals or medicines when necessary.
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