Good nutrition is important throughout our lives. It is especially important during infancy and childhood because of its effect on growth and development.
Breastmilk is good nutrition. It protects your baby from illness and infection and promotes his brain development. It reduces the risk of ear infections, diabetes, obesity, leukemia, SIDS/SUID and increases IQ scores. Many of the important ingredients in breastmilk are not found in artificial baby milk.
Breastmilk is very easily digested and changes daily to meet your baby's nutritional needs. It also helps in other ways. Breastfeeding creates a close emotional bond between you and your baby. It improves your baby's oral and facial development. And it lowers your risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, endometrial (uterine) cancer and osteoporosis later in life.
By breastfeeding, you are doing something that only you can do for your baby.
Congratulations on giving your baby