Breastfeeding: benefits for the baby and the mother
The Breastfeeding Committee of the Spanish Association of Pediatrics and the World Health Organization recommend breastfeeding as the best food for the baby during its first 6 months of lifetime. They even advise that the mother continue to breastfeed the child along with the adequate feeding for he
The Breastfeeding Committee of the Spanish Association of Pediatrics and the World Health Organization recommend breastfeeding as the best food for the baby during its first 6 months of lifetime. They even advise that the mother continue to breastfeed the child along with the adequate feeding for her age until 2 years of age. Not only is it more complete food that the mother can give her son, but it is also highly beneficial for both the baby and the mother for their properties.
Benefits of breast milk for the baby and the mother
The milk contains all the nutrients that the baby needs for its proper development during the first months of life, but the great advantage of breastfeeding is that it protects the baby against colds, meningitis, otitis, bronchiolitos, pneumonia or diarrhea among some diseases.
Another benefit of breast milk for babies is that its effects do not occur only during the breastfeeding period, but it has been shown that can protect long-term adults from allergies, obesity, colitis, some cancers or asthma.
Breastfeeding is also beneficial for the mother. Moms who breastfeed their children lose the weight they gained during pregnancy more quickly because the baby consumes fat reserves, which are passed from mother to baby in the milk at the end of each feeding. In addition, it also protects women against anemia, hypertension and even suffer less postpartum depression. Studies show that women who have breastfed their children have a lower risk of breast and ovarian cancer and osteoporosis. Benefits of breastfeeding for society Breast milk is not only beneficial for the baby and the mother, it is also useful for society
- The milk produced by the mother does not need any elaboration process , no packaging, no transport. There is no energy expenditure and there is no manufacturing process that is polluting for the environment. Breastfeeding is, therefore, ecological. Incluso - It is even
economically advantageous for the family que, who does not have to invest a large amount of money per year in artificial milk, bottles, bottle warmers, special cleaners or the energy needed to sterilize all the baby's material. El - Saving can be extrapolated to the society that will have less public health expensessince babies breastfed by their mothers go to the pediatrician less because they have fewer diseases.