Breastfeeding reminds us of the universal truth of abundance; the more we give out the more we are filled up and that divine nourishment – the source from which we all draw – is like a mother’s breast ever full and ever flowing
A newborn baby has only three demands:
- Warmth in the arms of its mother
- Food from her breast
- Security in the knowledge of her presence
Breastfeeding satisfies all three
There are so many reasons to breastfeed like:
- The joyful closeness and bonding with your baby
- The specific nutrition only you can provide
- Health benefit for both baby and mother
Keep in mind that feeding your baby is a learned skill. All it takes is patience and practice.
Why breastfeeding is important
Your first milk is liquid gold deep yellow color – COLOSTRUM
This milk is very rich in nutrients and includes antibodies to protect your baby from infections.
Colostrum also helps your newborn infant’s digestive system to grow and function
Breast milk fights against various diseases like:
Breast fed babies have lower risk of asthma, respiratory infections, childhood leukemia, ear infections, Eczema, diarrhea & vomiting, NEC and Type 2 Diabetes
Tips for making it work
If you and your baby gets frustrated try holding your baby between your breast and provide skin to skin contact which calms your baby.
Learn your baby hunger signs
- When hungry – they are more active and alert
- They put their hand & fists to their mouth