The benefits of breastfeeding

By Gerber

Breastfeeding Benefits

Benefits for baby

 

  • Safe and clean source of ideal human nutrition from the rich antibodies and anti-infectious properties to the most digestible proteins, fats and carbohydrates for a human baby. The very first drop and every drop after are filled with protective factors.
  • Lowers the risk of gastrointestinal illnesses as healthy bacterias and live organisms in breastmilk have a positive influence on digestive function and immune support.
  • Lowers the risks of ear and respiratory infections.
  • Lowers risks of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
  • Allows for strong bonding time for mom and baby.
  • Decreases incidence of Necrotizing Entero-Colitis (NEC) most commonly affecting the premature infant.
  • Decreases future risks of asthma, obesity and diabetes.

 

 

Benefits for Mom

 

  • The longer you are able to breastfeed the greater the protection you will have against breast and ovarian cancers.
  • Breastfeeding provides future protection against diabetes particularly if you have gestational diabetes.
  • Breastfeeding is immediately beneficial by improving blood clotting which decreases risks of post-partum hemorrhage.