Breastfeeding is one of the most beautiful experiences a mother can have with her newborn baby. Although it can be hard in the beginning (until you get used to the pain and while you establish a good milk supply), I recommend to every mother to be determined and persistent in the process. It’s worth it.
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- Breastfeeding is a continuation of the biological unity that mother and baby had before the umbilical cord was cut.
- Breast milk is the purest fluid, does not cause allergies, and has anti-infective properties.
- Breast milk contains water, milk sugar, fats, proteins, antibodies, vitamins A, C, D.
- Breastfed infants are rarely overweight.
- Breastfeeding contributes to the emotional stability of the baby and the mother and has a beneficial effect on the formation of the child’s personality.
- In addition to nutritional value, breast milk has biological value due to the presence of enzymes, immune antibodies, vitamins and more.
- Mature milk that replaces the colostrum in the third week contains less protein but has the best qualitative and quantitative composition of nutrients for the needs of the newborn.
- The amount of vitamins in breast milk is directly proportional to the intake of the mother and there would be a deficiency of vitamins C and D if she does not receive enough through diet and sunshine.
- Breastfeeding stimulates the production and excretion of milk from the mammary glands.
- Behind the reduced milk excretion, among other things, is the psychological state of the mother.
Breastfeeding is the most pleasant contact between mother and baby and should be provided with a pleasant position and a quiet atmosphere in which they will enjoy.