Breastfeeding is a natural way for mothers to supply their infants with all the nutrition and food they need for the first months of life. It may also help mothers recover more quickly from childbirth. Yet, the decision to breastfeed is a personal matter. Not everyone can or wants to breastfeed. Alternatives are available that help babies grow and thrive. However several health benefits are attached to breastfeeding your baby.
According to Healthline, the following are the benefits of breastfeeding:
1. Breast milk contains immunoglobulins , or antibodies, from the mother. These proteins help strengthen the infant’s immune system so it can defend itself.
2. It contains the essential nutrients necessary for child's growth
3. Breast milk helps your baby fight off sickness and disease.
4. breastfeeding can protect mothers from many diseases such as breast cancer, diabetes and heart disease
Breast milk contains antibodies that can protect infants from illnesses . Breast milk contains everything your baby needs to grow and develop. It provides a unique and specific formula of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
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