Benefits of Breast Feeding the New Born Baby
1. Feeding the child through the mother’s breast is the best way to give it the required diet.
2. Some problems also come, in the cases where the mother does not breast-feed her child. While the mother’s milk, if not drunk by the child, creates some problems in her breasts, the child feels hungry and dissatisfied if fed through the bottle.
3. Besides the nutritional value, the mother’s milk contains some disease resisting elements which no artificial baby-food has.
4. False notions that the breast-feeding disfigures the shape of the mother’s breasts are based on flimsy foundations. All medical experts declare that nothing of the sort happens if the mother takes proper exercises after delivery.
5. Mother begins to feed her child just after three to four hours of the delivery. She should remember to feed the child through both the breasts, otherwise there may be some variation in the size of her both the breasts, if this practice persisted with for a longer duration.
6. Initially the mother’s breasts ooze out a viscous yellow liquid known as colostrums. The formation of this fluid continues three to four days after the delivery. The fluid is very rich in proteins and gives resistance to the child to fight many infantile diseases.
7. Some children take time to learn sucking milk from the mother’s breasts, but they too become deft in a day or two. When the child is breast fed, a sensory nerve activates the mother’s mind which results in more formation of the milk in mother’s breasts. There is no replacement of mother’s milk by any baby food all over the world! This is the nature’s own provision for the child and should never be interfered with.
8. There are certain invisible advantages in breasts feeding your child. Some of them are listed below:
(i) Breast-feeding establishes an all important emotional nexus between the mother and the child.
(ii) The constituents of the mother’s milk are ideal for the child’s growth.
(iii) Mother’s milk is always at ideal temperature for the child’s consumption.
(iv) Mother’s milk gives the desired resistance to the child to fight against many diseases.
(v) The chances of infection are non-existent.
(vi) A breast-feeding mother restores her displaced womb to its proper position rather early.
(vii) The child is held safe from many diseases.
(viii) The milk is always available for the child’s consumption.