Exclusive Breastfeeding and Benefits
The term breastfeeding also known as nursing, is the feeding of babies with milk directly from the breast.
When they talk of exclusive breastfeeding, what does that mean?
Exclusive breastfeeding is when the baby is eating only the breast milk with no other food, not even water because breast milk contain all the nutrients they need in the first six months
Some women keep on asking these question:
Why Should I Exclusively Breastfeed My Baby?
Here are the Benefits of Exclusive Breastfeeding for 6 Months:
In the early stages of an infants life, breast milk contain all the nutrients she need. It ( breast milk) is 90% water, so no foods or water are necessary.
Breast milk contains the best mix of protein, fat and carbohydrate for the infants developing physiology.
Breastfeeding your baby with only breast milk for six months, reduce the risk of your infants contacting viruses and infections like diarrhea, and will also make the child more brilliant.
Benefits Of Exclusive Breastfeeding For 1(one) Year:
Breast milk should be what you rely on for nutrition during the first year of your baby,especially for babies born 6-7 weeks earlier, because majority of the food won’t make it to he/ her Tommy and that breast milk will be her main source of nutrition in the first 1 year.
I agree that waiting too long might cause a child to be picky when they may not have been otherwise. But you shouldn’t push to start solid before your baby is ready.
Atleast between 9-12 months, offer if they seem interested, but there is no good reason to worry about whether or not they’re interested in trying some solid food. Solids before 12 months is just for fun.
Note: you must continue breastfeeding your child alongside with food till your child is two years
Benefits of Exclusive Breastfeeding to Mothers:
Breastfeeding your infants, studies shows that it reduced the rate of ovarian and breast cancer in future.
Breastfeeding also delays ovulation, which means its a natural form of contraception, that’s if mens.doesn’t returned
Another benefits of exclusive breastfeeding your baby between 2-4 hours day and night, help you lose weight faster because it burns extra calories.