Breastfeeding provides babies with the best nutrition and is preferred whenever possible. It is the normal way to feed a baby and is important for baby’s health and well-being. It has health benefits for mums too.
The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding until six months of age, and then to complement breastfeeding with the appropriate introduction of solid foods with continued breastfeeding up to two years of age.
There is no question that breast milk provides the best possible nutrition for infants. It is important that mums eat a healthy, balanced diet in preparation for and during breast feeding.
It’s all your baby needs to eat and drink for the first 6 months of their earlier life.
It provides immune support to protect your baby against colds, tummy bugs, infections and allergies.
It is completely natural and easy to digest.
Breastfeeding provides strong bond between mums and babies, it helps your baby to feel safe and secure.
Breastfeeding is perfect for mums too:
It is economical because it is completely free.
It saves time as powdered formula requires extra time to prepare.
It helps you to feel close to your baby.
It provides convenience as you can feed the baby whenever she/he is hungry.
It may reduce your risk of some cancers and bone disease.