Why Mothers Should Give Breast Milk

Why should you give breast milk to babies? Because breast milk is perfectly designed to meet the needs of the baby, and there are many other benefits for both mother and baby.

The benefits of giving breast milk are more than just fulfilling the nutrients your little one needs. Not only does it meet the various vitamins and nutrients the body needs, breast milk also has ingredients that protect babies from disease. .studies also show that breastfeeding is also beneficial for the health of the mother.

Breast milk protects your little one from various diseases

Various studies show that exclusive breastfeeding protects your little one from various stomach viruses, pneumonia, ear infections, and meningitis. Breast milk has a content that adapts to the needs of your little one.

Mother's body responds to pathogens in the body and produces immunoglobulin A (IgA) which protects your little one's body from anything exposed from you.

The prebiotic oligosaccharides contained in breast milk are substances that feed the beneficial bacteria that live in the digestive tract. These bacteria work to support your little one's immune system to protect against infection.

Breast Milk Reduces the Risk of Obesity in Your Little One

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding as a way to reduce the risk of obesity in your little one. Experts believe that breast milk affects your little one's weight gain, for several reasons:

• Breastfed babies tend to eat better

• Breastfed babies have more leptin in their systems, which is a hormone that controls hunger and satiety.

Breastfeeding reduces maternal stress levels

Breastfeeding gives a feeling of comfort and relaxation to the mother, because breastfeeding triggers the hormone oxytocin which causes relaxation and also constricts the uterus. Studies show women who have high oxytocin in their system have lower blood pressure when faced with stressful problems.

Other Benefits of Breastfeeding

• Breastmilk is free, sterile and at the right temperature.

• Breastfeeding reduces the risk of developing postmenopausal breast, uterine cancer and osteoporosis.

• Breastfeeding helps you lose weight, thereby speeding up your recovery in shape.

• Breast milk is always available, anytime and anywhere, without the need to be sterilized again.

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