Studies indicate many benefits of breastfeeding. It is the best food for your baby. It doesn’t only improve the health of the baby but also improves mothers’ health. Breast milk is fresh, clean, and has the right temperature that is perfect for babies.
Sometealthy but also a cost-effective way of supplying all the essential nutrients to an infant.
Due to the presence of live ingredients such as stem cells, beneficial bacteria, bioactive components, white blood cells, antibodies, enzymes, and hormones, breast milk helps fight diseases and infections and provides a healthy and normal development.
Babies who are on breastfeed are less likely to suffer gastroenteritis, cold and flu, diarrhea and sickness, chest and ear infections, and plenty of other problems.
If we compare breastfed babies with formula-fed infants, the latter are more prone to “Sudden Infant Death Syndrome”, also known as cot death.
Artificial feeding can lead to plenty of risks such as:
- Persistent diarrhea
- Respiratory infections
- Allergy and milk intolerance
- Increased risk of chronic diseases
- Low intelligence
- Risks of anemia and breast cancer
Even if you are facing an issue where breast feeding can be difficult for you, you should at least try to use a breast pump before resorting to artificial options such as baby milk powder. Follow these breast milk storage guidelines if you are planning to store your breast milk.