- You and baby get lots of bonding time.
During the first year of breastfeeding, your baby gets to connect with you a lot. He will learn to trust and feel comfortable with you. As he grows older, you will find that he is able to understand and mimic everything that you say.
- Baby gets to eat nutritious food.
It is important to offer your newborn only the best food. You can include cereals, fruits, vegetables and other breast milk-based foods. Most of these foods are easy to digest and don’t cause any harm to the baby’s health at all. In fact, studies show that babies who were breastfed were more likely to consume nutritionally balanced meals compared with those that were bottle fed.
These are just some of the benefits of breastfeeding. There are many more benefits that you will come to love as your baby grows up. Remember that breastfeeding is an amazing gift and it offers you, the mother, many valuable lessons and experiences that you will always carry with you. So, when you decide that it’s time to breastfeed your baby take the time to enjoy the process and reap the many benefits of breastfeeding.