Breast milk is the milk
produced by a lactating female. Breastfeeding
should commence as soon as
possible after giving birth and every 1 to 3 hours per 24 hours (8-12 times per
24 hours). Babies should be breastfed exclusively for the first 6 months and
continued with weaning until 12 months and further on, depending on the
situation of the mother and child.
first and the foremost 100% pointer that goes in the favor of breast milk is
that it creates a special bonding experience
between the mother and child
, which is unparalleled, and it provides a
special nutrition to the infant.
Breast milk is a complete food for the infant
. The nutritional profile of breast milk in
terms of calories, vitamins, and minerals is the BEST for the infant as it has
the perfect proportion of them all. From antibodies which protect an infant at
birth, to the exclusive nutrients in mothers’ milk which prevent a number of
childhood diseases, the benefits of
breastfeeding are incalculable
uniqueness and precious nature of breast milk is enhanced by the fact that it
is an asset given by nature and has no price. There is no need to worry about
infection or temperature or freshness.
Young mothers often misled to believe that infant
feeding formula does very well as a replacement for breast milk. However, nothing can duplicate the properties of
, no matter how many vitamins, minerals and other supplements
are added to what is basically a chemical formulation.