4 main reasons to breastfeed babies with breast milk

Breastfeeding is beneficial not only for the baby itself, but also for its mother, as it strengthens the relationship and builds trust. Moreover, breast milk contains all the important vitamins, minerals, antibodies and probiotics. We find hundreds of important substances in it that are not found anywhere else except in breast milk. It would therefore be a shame to deprive your baby of these and feed him artificial milk, because babies fed with breast milk are generally:

  • Healthier
  • Less obese
  • Develop better

Mother’s milk boosts immunity

Mother’s milk is the best protection for your baby. The antibodies that your body makes are passed into the milk and provided to the baby. So it doesn’t matter if it is the season of colds and flu or the season of pollen allergies, your baby will be naturally resilient and protected. Even if your partner falls ill, the antibodies that the body creates will be passed on into the milk and the baby will easily avoid similar complications.

Protects against infections

According to many studies, breastfed babies have been shown to be much better protected against infections than babies on artificial food. This is mainly due to the fact that during breastfeeding, repeated alternating pressure and vacuum is created on the Eustachian tube, which promotes its proper development. The child is thus more resistant to otitis media and infectious diseases of the respiratory and urinary tract.

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Prevents disease and reduces obesity

Mother’s milk has been shown to contribute significantly to normal cholesterol and blood pressure levels. It also prevents the risk of cardiovascular disease and heart attack. Long-term breastfeeding until natural weaning is also associated with a far lower risk of obesity because breast milk, unlike artificial milk, does not contain as much sugar.

It’s always tailored for baby

One of the interesting facts you may not have known is that breast milk changes throughout the period that the baby is breastfed. And not just over the course of months, but over the course of a day, or even a single breastfeeding. This means that it adapts to the baby’s immediate needs, which is extremely important for healthy growth and overall development.