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April 2, 2016 | Author: | Posted in american history, history

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Breastfeeding is Best

Breastfeeding is the most natural way of feeding a newborn infant Within thirty to fifty minutes after birth , a baby already has a sucking reflex to begin nursing (Lothrop 62 . A woman ‘s breast is not engorged with milk at this time , but contains a substance called colostrum Colostrum is a pre-milk fluid that will provide a newborn with the nutrients needed until a mother ‘s breast begins to produce milk . Breast milk comes in ‘ two to six days following [banner_entry_middle]

delivery to begin regular nursing (64 . Breastfeeding has many advantages for both mother and baby . It promotes intimate bonding , provides maximum nutrition for growth and development , and can help to ease the expenses of having a baby

The breast milk that a mother produces for her baby provides the best possible nutrition for the infant at this crucial time at the beginning of life . Breast milk contains all the nutrients a baby ‘s brain needs to reach its maximum potential (Newman 5 . Components that are found in a mother ‘s breast milk cannot be duplicated to be added to artificial formulas , despite claims by formula companies (18 . The antibodies a mother produces are passed on to her baby through breastfeeding to help protect against germs and other possible illnesses . This is important because babies cannot yet produce antibodies on their own . There are many illnesses and diseases , ear infections , or diseases such as diabetes that breastfed babies are less likely to develop versus babies fed by bottle with artificial formulas

Bonding between a mother and her baby is greatly increased during breastfeeding . As a mother holds her baby close for nursing , an intimate relationship quickly begins to develop . Hospitals have begun allowing mothers to keep their newborns in the same room with them as much as possible , decreasing the time spent in the nursery and time spent away from each other

Breastfeeding is as healthy for the nursing mother as it is for the nursing baby . When nursing begins shortly after birth , in the ideal time period , and continues regularly for six months or longer , it acts as a natural form of contraception (Womanly 378 . Mothers choosing not to breastfeed should usually start contraception within six weeks after delivery , as chances of conceiving again right away are greater Breastfeeding mothers burn more calories on a daily basis by simply producing milk . By making the choice to breastfeed , mothers usually lose the weight gained during pregnancy at a faster rate than those choosing to bottle feed with artificial formulas

Breastfeeding is a natural way to help ease some of the financial burden of raising a baby . Artificial formula is not only an inadequate supply of nutrition , but it becomes very expensive on a regular basis Women Infants and Children (WIC ) encourages breastfeeding and provides educational materials to pregnant women willing to try it

Breastfeeding is best for both mother and baby . This natural process allows mother a special bonding time with her… [banner_entry_footer]


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