The Benefits Of Breast Feeding Your Child

Breast feeding is one of the most natural things in the world for any mammal and there is a reason that the female body produces breast milk in those first few months of a baby’s life. Breast milk is the most beneficial substance that your child needs and is the only thing that can give your baby the energy and the vitamins that he or she needs to grow up strong. It is a substance that is specifically designed by nature for your baby and therefore, there are no mistakes. Yet, the sad reality is that many new mothers are choosing not to breast feed their babies for various reasons and in other cases, they falsely believe that they cannot breast feed. Life has certainly changed from what it used to be in the past with women and men both working full time jobs and struggling to make ends meet which is resulting in new mothers choosing other substances over their own breast milk for their baby however this can cause various issues and can even cause issues with brain development in the baby.

Avoid alternatives available in the market

If you look in the market, you will see various brands of baby formula made out of the breast milk of cows that claim to be just as good or even better than natural breast milk and the dairy industry in its greed to earn money promotes this cow’s breast milk to new mothers in a very strong way through the media. Some mothers assume that they have no milk or that they are unable to breast feed when a slight issue arises but almost every mother save for a very small, almost negligible percentage of women is able to breast feed but of course, it takes technique, something that a breast feeding consultant will be able to help you out with. It is recommended that babies are exclusively breast fed for a minimum of six months and then fed solids along with feeding on demand for a minimum of one year.

After this, there is no need for toddler milk off the shelves because your baby will be able to eat regular food.Although the minimum time given is one year, the world health organization even recommends continuing to give breast milk to your baby for another year whenever you can because it has germ killing benefits and also continues to provide your child with important nutrients and vitamins. However, consumption of cow’s milk can only make your baby sick and cause various symptoms of indigestion to occur.