Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Benefits of Breastfeeding for Mother and Baby

Benefits of Breastfeeding for Mother and Baby
Breast milk is the first natural food and the best that is recommended for infants up to age two years, with the composition and nutrient content of the most suitable for the growth and endurance then giving the baby milk of mothers to infants during the first six months exclusively without Another food additive that is the only way to protect the baby.

The benefits of breastfeeding for infants

Some of the benefits of breastfeeding for infants :
  • Colostrum (first milk in the first day) contains immune substances that protect infants against disease and infection.
  • Infants fed mother's milk of sick less often. Breast milk is mainly to reduce the risk
  • Vomiting, diarrhea, gastroenteritis, chronic constipation, colic and other stomach disorders. 
  • Acute appendicitis, rheumatoid arthritis, inguinal hernia, pyloric stenosis, type I diabetes, allergies, asthma and eczema. 
  • Ear infections, respiratory diseases, pneumonia, bronchitis, kidney infections, septicemia (blood poisoning). 
  • SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). Statistics show that for every 87 deaths from SIDS, only 3 babies fed on mother's milk. 
  • Meningitis, botulism, childhood lymphoma and Crohn's disease. 
  • Tooth decay (cavities). 
  • Heart disease later in life.
  • Breastfeeding causes the child to have a better antibody response to vaccines.
  • Breast milk has a composition and number of the most appropriate nutrition for infants. Breast milk composition varies according to individual growth and change baby's nutritional needs.
  • Breast milk is easily digested and always have the right temperature.
  • Breast milk is always sterile, do not have germs. There are elements in the milk of mothers who destroy E coli, salmonella, shigella, streptococcus, pneumococcus, and many others.
  • Breastfeeding stimulates the development of the jaw and facial structure, teeth growth is upright and improve eyesight.
  • Develop a higher IQ of breastfeeding and promote the development of the brain and nervous system of infants. IQ gains due to breastfeeding is 10-12 points. Breastfeeding is referred to as the fourth trimester in brain growth and development. There is a certain protein in the milk of mothers who stimulate baby's brain development.
  • Breastfeeding creates a strong bond between mother and child. Children feel they have a safe place. Breastfeeding also plays an important role in emotional and spiritual development of children.
The benefits of breastfeeding for mothers

In addition to good for babies, breastfeeding is also beneficial for mothers. Nursing process provides the following beneficial effects for the mother :
  • Reduce the risk of breast cancer. Women who breastfeed reduce their risk of breast cancer by 25 percent. Cancer risk reduction occurs is proportional to the cumulative lifetime duration of breastfeeding. That is, the more months or years of nursing mothers, the lower the risk of breast cancer.
  • Reduce the risk of uterine and ovarian cancer. Lower estrogen levels during breastfeeding causes the decreased risk of both cancers. Alleged decline in estrogen leads to reduced stimulation of the lining of the uterus and breast tissue, so the network is to minimize the risk of cancer.
  • Reduce osteoporosis. Women do not breastfeed have a four times greater risk of developing osteoporosis than women breastfeed and more likely to suffer hip fractures in the years after menopause.
  • Benefits of Natural Family Planning. Breastfeeding can result in a delay ovulation so breastfeeding women infertile for a while. How long a woman is fertile again depending on breastfeeding patterns and trends of his own body.
  • Improve emotional health. Breastfeeding is not only good for the body, but also for the mind. Studies show that breastfeeding mothers show less postpartum anxiety and depression than mothers who formula feed.
  • Promoting weight loss. Breastfeeding mothers showed more reduction in waist circumference and fat mass in one month after giving birth than mothers who formula feed. Breastfeeding mothers tend to return to pre-pregnancy weight.
  • Breastfeeding does not have to cost you. For infant formula feeding can cost more than Rp 5 million a year. The mothers do not need to spend any money to get the milk of mothers.
  • Breast milk is always available to give. Breastfeeding can save time to prepare a bottle, pour some water, mix milk and sterilizing bottles that have been used.
Every woman can breastfeed her baby, and we know that there are differences in the time nominally every woman breastfeeding her baby. Breastfeeding is an activity that can make a woman happy, but there can also make women tired and impatient. But patience is still required in the nursing infant because there is nothing better for your baby alone in addition to the milk of the mother and the love of his mother.

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