Tuesday, 8 November 2011

BABIES'S FIRST FOOD : The advantage of breast-feeding

The advantage of breast-feeding

  • Nursing stimulates uterine contractions that help prevent hemorrhaging and return the uterus to its normal size.
  • Breast milk is convenient and economical; it is sterile, portable, and always the right temperature.
  • Nursing promotes a special kind of mother-infant bonding.
  • Breast-fed babies have fewer infection. The benefits extend beyond childhood; studies show that people who were breast-feed have a reduced incidence of obesity,diabetes, asthma, heath disease, and some types of cancer.
  • Breast milk may protect infanst with a strong family history of allergy from developing one.
  • Women who breast-feed have a reduced risk of premenopausal breast cancer and postmenopausal osteoporosis (loss of bone mass.                                                                                                            
First Month
If giving breast milk, enough for weight gain and to yeild regular soft stools and 6 or more wet diapers a day. If giving formula, 2 - 4 oz (60 - 120ml ) per feeding (every 2 -4 hours)

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