What are the benefits of breastfeeding? I Health and Nutrition

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Breastmilk properties
Breastmilk is not ordinary food, but a unique source of nutrition that is gentle on the baby’s developing stomach, intestines, and other body systems. It contains a balanced amount of protein, fat, carbohydrates and nutrients to enhance the growth and development of your baby. Moreover, breastfeeding also brings a wide range of short-term and long-term benefits for both mothers and babies.
Benefits of breastfeeding for babies
Lower incidence of infectious diseases, such as diarrhea, pneumonia, ear infection.
Decreased rates of type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus, lymphoma, leukemia and Hodgkin disease in older children and adults.
Improved dental health with less risk of tooth decay
Decreased risk of the baby developing eczema, asthma, and food allergies later in life.
Decreased postneonatal infant mortality rates.
Slightly enhanced performance on tests of cognitive development.
Reduced risk of obesity later in life when exclusively breastfed for at least 4 months.
Benefits of breastfeeding for mothers
Establish a non-verbal communication and connection with your baby.
Create a unique and powerful physical and emotional connection that only you and your baby have.
Bring you back to your pre-pregnancy weight faster by boosting your energy requirements, promoting the mobilization of fat stores, and enhancing the contracting process of your uterus to its pre-pregnancy size
Reduce the risk of serious diseases such as breast cancer and ovarian cancer.
Lower the risk of hip fractures and osteoporosis in the postmenopausal period.
Stimulate your body to produce antibodies in your milk.
Decrease your chances of getting pregnant again by delaying the return of your menstrual cycle.

Advice for mothers
Always keep in mind the benefits of breastfeeding
Familiarize yourself with breastfeeding
Identify where to get breastfeeding support
Consider exclusive breastfeed for at least 6 months

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