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Breast milk is the best start for babies

Breast milk is the best start for babies

1 min to read Nov 4, 2016

Amazingly, the nutrients in breast milk continuously change to match the growth and development of a baby throughout its infancy.

Breast milk is best
What are the benefits of breast feeding and why breast milk?Because it’s:

Able to change to meet the nutritional needs of your baby as they grow (with each feeding, really).
Made to give your baby the best start in life.
The perfect food for your newborn baby.
Plus, breastfeeding is great for you, too—it can help you:

Return to your pre-pregnancy weight faster.
Create an intimate bond between you and your baby.
Its economical
WHO recommends that

WHO recommends mothers worldwide to exclusively breastfeed infants for the child's first six months to achieve optimal growth, development and health. Thereafter, they should be given nutritious complementary foods and continue breastfeeding up to the age of two years or beyond. (WHO, 2011)

Every mum produces her own unique milk because her diet influences the amount of nutrients such as vitamin A, vitamin D, B-complex vitamins, iodine, essential fatty acids, and the long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid DHA. It is important that mums follow a healthy diet and drink plenty of water or other liquids while breastfeeding for adequate milk production.


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