What is breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding is the process of feeding a mother’s milk directly to her newborn, either from her mouth or via a bottle-feeding system, and is often associated with the practice of breastfeeding from birth. It is thought to be one of the safest infant Feeding methods that can be used to provide adequate nourishment to the newborn. Although breastfeeding is generally accepted as the best infant Feeding method, many mothers will choose to bottle feed their babies. There are benefits and drawbacks to both methods, and a new mother should consider both options before making a final decision.
Benefits of breastfeeding :
Breastfeeding offers a number of benefits to mothers and their babies. Aside from offering health benefits such as reducing the risk of any infant infections such as thrush or even oral thrush in infants, breastfeeding is known to be beneficial for the brain of your little one. Breastfeeding helps strengthen your infant’s immune system that protects your baby from several diseases in the future. In addition, regular breastfeeding can help prevent certain brain defects in your child, such as Autism. Research has even shown that breastfeeding can decrease the chances of your child having asthma