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Breastfeeding your baby is a personal choice of a mother and child. But it offers various benefits for your child’s, development and for the mothers as well. It is recommended by WORLD HEALTH’S ORGANIZATION (WHO). To all the mothers to breast-feed their babies for six months minimum, to achieve optimal growth.  Below mentioned some great benefits of breastfeeding for you and your baby.

Mothers who breastfeed are more likely to return to their pregnancy weight than mothers who formula feed. Breastfeeding reduces the risk of long-term obesity. Additionally. Those mothers who breast-feed are less likely to develop breast cancer or osteoporosis in their lives. The size of the uterus also returns to normal size more quickly due to breastfeeding. releases oxytocin and prolactin, hormones that relax the mother and make her feel more nurturing towards the baby.

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Breast milk provides easily absorbed nutritional components, antioxidants, enzymes, immune properties, and live antibodies from mother. Breast milk contains antibodies that help in making your baby’s immune system strong. which in turn helps your baby’s body to fight infections. Breastfed babies are less likely to suffer from an ear or respiratory tract infection. Breastfeeding prevents your baby’s body from developing chronic diseases such as diabetes, blood pressure, etc. Breast milk promotes a healthy weight for your baby! The chances of obesity reduced in breastfed babies mainly because of the presence of gut bacteria which affects the fat storage. Breastfeeding also promotes healthy eating patterns because from time to time the baby starts to self-regulate their milk intake. Studies have found out that breastfeeding makes the children smarter and they usually tend to have higher IQ levels than formula-fed babies. Breastfed babies have fewer respiratory problems, less diarrhea, constipation, and gastroenteritis.

There are benefits of life that breast-feeding may result in such as the lower risk of breast cancer, osteoporosis, arthritis, and rheumatoid. Less hypertension and cardiovascular diseases. The maternal bond is also strengthened with breastfeeding. So, the more months a woman the greater the beneficial effect.

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