Why breastfeed?

 

Breastfeeding is the best baby food there is. It contains all of the necessary nutrients and antibodies a baby needs and it remains an important source of nutrition in addition to the solid food that’s given to the baby.

Our organization is in possession of the WHO/UNICEF Commitment to Breastfeeding certificate. This means our staff members are specialized in the “Ten steps to successful breastfeeding” from the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF.

 

Breastfeeding promotes bonding between mother and baby and also has many other advantages. A few of them are listed below:

 

Baby

  • facilitates the passing of meconium
  • contains antibodies against diseases
  • helps the development of the baby’s immune system
  • is easier to digest than formula
  • decreases the chances of developing allergies
  • reduces the risk of getting asthma
  • reduces the risk of getting otitis (middle ear infection)

Mother

  • less blood loss after delivery because the uterus contracts faster
  • reduces the risk of osteoporosis
  • helps you lose weight more easily after the baby is born

 

 

 

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