The Health Benefits Of Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding is always recommended by doctors and scientists as breast milk contains over 100 essential nutrients for better growth of an infant or younger child.
Breastfeeding is strongly recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO suggests all infants be breastfed for at least their first six months of life. Experimental studies by scientists discovered that breast milk contains more than 100 constituent parts including essential anti-infective properties required by a growing baby.
Even in hot weather, breast milk provides the baby with all the food and water their body required. Further, breast milk adapts over time to match the babies’ changing needs. The composition of breast milk can be varied even during a single feed, which is an irreproducible phenomenon.
Approximately 98% of the infants can be breastfed successfully. Breastfed babies are less prone to diarrhea, sudden death and malnutrition. The longer the baby is breastfed, the less likely they will become diabetic.
When the breastfeeding period increases, there is a lower risk of breast cancer in women. Additionally, a child who is exclusively breastfed for at least six months are 50% less likely to develop cancer before the age of 15 than those who are not breastfed. Considering certain specific type of cancers, the risk of getting Lymphoma is 5 to 6 times higher among artificially fed infants.
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