Benefits Of Breast Milk

Breastfeeding is the best way to feed your baby and has many benefits to you and your baby.

Why Breast Is Best For Your Baby:

  • Colostrum, the first fluid produced by your breasts in the days after your baby's birth, helps protect them from infections
  • Breast milk is made up of all the nutrients your baby needs for healthy growth and development, for their first 6 months of life
  • Once solid foods are introduced, breast milk remains a very good source of nutrition
  • It can assist in protect your baby against many health problems such as allergies, asthma, ear infections and gastroenteritis
  • It is easy for them to digest
  • Breastfeeding is convenient and available whenever your baby needs to feed.

Why Breast Is Best For You:

  • It's an economical option for feeding your baby and doesn't take time to prepare
  • Breastfeeding helps you bond with your baby
  • It may help reduce your risk of breast and ovarian cancer and osteoporosis
  • It can help your body return to its normal size after birth more quickly.