Breastfeeding is one of the most effective ways to gain child health and survival. Breast milk is the ideal food for infants. It is safe, clean and contains antibodies which help protect against many common childhood illnesses. Breast milk provides all the energy and nutrients that the infant needs for the first months of life, and it continues to provide up to half or more of a child’s nutritional needs during the second half of the first year, and up to one third during the second year of life.
Benefits of Breastfeeding
Less Postpartum Bleeding
Rapid Uterine Involution
Decrease Premenopausal Breast Cancer rates
Reduce risk of Postpartum depression and Creats a unique bonding experience for mother and baby
Breast Milk is reach in nutrients and the perfect natural foods for babies.
Antibodies in the breast milk help babies fight off bacteria and viruses. while protecting them from various infection.
Children who were breast feed as babies has lower risk of developing ear infections, respiratory infections, allergies and diabetes.
Women with COVID 19 can Breastfeed if they wish. They Should;
Practice Respiratory Hygiene and wear a mask.
Wash Hands Before and after touching the baby
Regularly clean and disinfect the surfaces