Breast milk is the optimum nutrition for the baby.
“A newborn has only 3 demands. They are warmth in the arms of its mother, food from her breasts, and security in the knowledge of her presence. Breastfeeding satisfies all three.” Grantly Dick Read..
Finest Breastfeeding outcomes can be achieved by Best Lactation practices. A well informed mother and support from everyone around her can make her achieve her breastfeeding Goals smoothly.
Why is Breastfeeding Important for your Baby?
- It supplies all the necessary nutrients in the proper proportions.
- It protects against allergies, sickness and obesity.
- It protects against diseases, like Pneumonia, diabetes and cancer.
- It is easily digested.
- Its germ free and transferred directly from mother to baby.
- Breast milk changes constantly to meet babies’ needs.
The milk changes in volume and composition according to the time of day, nursing frequency, and age of baby to promote healthy growth. Breast milk is the perfect food for your baby.
- Breast milk is always ready and good for the environment.
- It is available wherever and whenever your baby needs it.
- It is always at the right temperature, clean and free.
- Breastfeeding has no waste, so it is good for the environment.
Why is Breastfeeding Important for You?
Mothers who breastfeed:
- Have decreased risk of breast, ovarian and uterine cancers and diabetes.
- Uterus contracts faster to pre pregnancy state.
- May find it easier to return to what they weighed before they got pregnant.
- Strengthen the bond with their children.
- Lesser chances of postpartum Depression.
How to start and go on…
- Breastfeed soon after birth and breastfeed frequently 8 to 12 times in a 24 hour period.
- Hold your baby skin-to-skin.
- Keep your baby with you in the hospital.
- Do not give honey, sugar, water or any other pre lacteal feeds to baby.
- Do not give a pacifier or bottle.
- Give only breast milk.
- Take comfortable breastfeeding position.
- Keep yourself hydrated and take good rest.