Second best thing a mother can offer her infant besides love is breast milk which is recommended as the first source of nutrition for a newborn. Considered as the sole source of nutrition for the first six months of life, breast milk helps an infant build growth for the lifetime.
A mother understands what a child does not say
With hectic schedule and a busy life, mothers of modern era often get insufficient time for the young ones. This has considerably affected breastfeeding their young ones in a negative way as compared to the past. Nowadays, it's seen that a lot of mothers are working, rather than sitting at home and taking care of children and doing household chores. The source of nutrition for a newborn for the first six months of life helps an infant build growth for the lifetime.
Here are a few important benefits every newborn gets from breast feeding:
Mother’s mental alignment
Before beginning to breastfeed, the mother should be calm and stress free. The flow of milk also depends on the on-going mental dilemma of the mother. Ensure that a newborn is breastfed every two/ three hours or otherwise feed them on demand
Mother's milk contains most of vitamins than any other food can provide and so it is important to make a note that a newborn gets proper amount of milk in the initial few months. Breast milk contains vitamins, fat and protein necessary for a child's physical and brain development.
Highly digestible milk
Breast milk is easier for baby to digest as it is lighter in nature and more likely to prevent developing indigestion and colic. It is also important to ensure proper digestion for a new born.
Babies who are breastfed tend to put on more weight than babies who are formula fed.
The IQ development of a baby can be taken care of during the time of their birth. Babies who are breastfed will have a better IQ level and cognitive development as compared to babies who are not.
The touch- feeling
It is important to breastfeed a new born to ensure a proper bond between mother and baby as it receives skin and eye contact that gives them a sense of secured feeling. We can also name it as the touch-feeling between a mother and a child, the feel that cannot be expressed through words.
Now you know that breastfeeding, not only has
nutritional value just for the baby but is equally beneficial for the mother as
well. Take some time out of your busy schedule and breastfeed your darling