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World Breastfeeding Week

World Breastfeeding Week

August 1 to 7 of every year is celebrated worldwide as Breastfeeding Week to promote this healthful activity for a new mom and a new born child. 

Exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of a new born is being seen as an important step in providing a healthy future for the child.  Although breastfeeding is a natural activity, some mothers are in a hurry to feed their infants through the bottle or to wean them to semi solid foods after 4 months. 

Listed here are a few of the breastfeeding benefits for the baby and the mother -

  • Breast milk is easily digested and absorbed by the baby. 
  • It provides all the required nutrients for a baby's physical and mental development in the right proportions.
  • Breast milk contains antibodies which help to prevent infections in a baby
  • Provides great immunity against allergy.
  • Places lesser burden on the baby's kidneys as the protein and sodium content of breast milk are not in excess.
  • Breastfeeding provides a contraceptive effect to some extent to the mother. 
  • It helps the mother to reduce the pregnancy weight faster.
  • Bonding between the mother and baby is better during breastfeeding.