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Benefits of breastfeeding

Post by on Wednesday, October 27, 2021

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 Breastmilk is the ideal food for infants. It is safe, clean and contains antibodies that help protect against many common childhood illnesses.

•         Early skin-to-skin contact keeps the baby warm.
•         It helps in early secretion of breastmilk.
•         Feeding first milk protects the baby from diseases.
•         Helps mother and baby to develop a close and loving relationship.
•         Decreases risk of illness such as diarrhea, pneumonia, ear and throat infections.
•         Benefits for the mother
•         Helps womb to contract and the placenta is expelled easily
•         Reduce the risk of excessive bleeding after delivery
•         Reduces the risk of breast cancer, uterine cancer and ovarian cancer
 
Dr Suhail Naik 
Consultant paediatrician
 

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