Breastfeeding offers innumerable benefits and benefits, not only from the nutritional point of view but also psychophysical and relational for mother and child. Let's see why.
1. It is the best food
Breast milk is the best food because it contains all the nutrients necessary to fully satisfy the nutritional needs of the infant, at least up to 6 months, ensuring proper growth and more effective protection against infections.
2. Strengthen Mother and Child
The benefits of breastfeeding are very numerous for both, both short and long term: cells, hormones and antibodies in breast milk help the child to defend against some diseases, while breastfeeding mothers have lower percentages of risk to develop certain diseases.
3. It is always ready, available and safe
The mother's milk has no cost, it is always at the ideal temperature, perfectly digestible for the baby and very comfortable for the mother. It is protected from contamination of germs or preparation errors and is therefore safe for the baby.
4. It makes you stay close, it makes you feel better
Breastfeeding is not only the satisfaction of a primary physiological need of the newborn: it is also a moment of relationship with the mother, full of emotions and sensations. Satisfying this need gives both of them a profound sense of well-being and tranquility and for Mum it is a reason for gratification because she feels she is the essential protagonist of her child's growth.
For all these benefits and benefits, the World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding for at least the first six months of a child's life and maintaining breast milk as the main food until the first year of life and beyond, while gradually introducing other foods.