5 Healthy Facts About Breastfeeding For Both Baby And Mother. [Both Father And Mother Must Learn This]

      5 Healthy Facts About Breastfeeding For Both Baby And Mother. [Both Father And Mother Must Learn This]

      Though breastfeeding has been touted with many benefits, especially for the baby, mothers also stand the chance to benefit greatly from making their breast milk available to their baby.

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      Even as a man, learning these five (5) major benefits for both mother and child, as stated by the World Health Organisation (WHO), could enhance your support or encouragement for the mother to breastfeed.

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      This week being declared World Breastfeeding Week provides the opportunity to elaborate on some few healthy facts about breastfeeding for both baby and mother below.

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      1. Lowers stress and anxiety: During breastfeeding, both mother and baby produce oxytocin, a hormone that lowers stress and anxiety and makes us feel connected

      2. Sets up baby’s immune system for life: Breastfeeding supports the development of healthy gut bacteria in the baby, setting them up with a healthy immune system for life

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      3. Fights infection: Breast milk contains antibiotics that are tailored to help the child fight infections circulating in the environmental

      4. Makes a mother produce more breast milk: The more babies breastfeed, the more the body produces breast milk. Babies breastfeed frequently in their early days and so help the mother produce more breast milk.

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      5. Mother and baby are ready to breastfeed from the moment the baby is born: Colostrum, the first milk produced by the mother, is yellow and thick with less amount of water in it, is very nutritious and contains various nutrients that the baby will need to survive his early days on earth. However, since it contains less water, the baby will need a smaller amount of it at a time.

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