Break down the benefits of breastfeeding
The benefits of breastfeeding for mothers
Breastfeeding is conducive to fostering a good parent-child relationship. The mother enjoys the satisfaction of being a mother, and the child feels the mother's care and a sense of security, which is conducive to the emotional communication between mother and child.
During breastfeeding, ovulation will be suspended, which can also achieve the effect of natural contraception and help delay another pregnancy.
Studies have pointed out that breastfeeding can reduce the risk of ovarian cancer and breast cancer and protect the health of the mother.
Breastfeeding can promote the contraction of the uterus, help the uterus to shrink to its previous size, reduce vaginal bleeding, and prevent anemia.
It will not affect the mother's body. Breastfeeding can effectively consume the fat accumulated during pregnancy, promote body recovery, and avoid postpartum obesity. Wearing a suitable pure cotton bra during breastfeeding can make breasts plump and avoid sagging breasts.
Breastfeeding mothers have a sense of accomplishment and self-confidence, especially in matters such as the education of their children.
The benefits of breastfeeding for your baby
Breast milk contains all the nutrients the baby needs and helps the baby's development.
It is very easy to digest and absorb, and can be effectively used by the baby's body. For babies, the various nutrients of breast milk are not only just right, but because the baby's gastrointestinal digestion and kidney excretion functions have not been fully developed, they cannot bear excessive protein and minerals. Although the content of protein and minerals in breast milk is not as good as cow milk, it can reconcile the ratio that facilitates absorption, so that the baby's nutrition can be absorbed without increasing the burden of digestion and excretion. Breast milk also has a good ratio of fatty acids, which is not only easy to absorb, but also contains enough essential fatty acids for the normal development of infants.
There are enough amino acids and lactose in breast milk to promote infant brain development.
Breast milk not only improves the baby’s immune system, protects the baby from infection, prevents diarrhea and respiratory infections, but also reduces the baby’s allergies. Infant formula milk powder takes breast milk as the standard, imitating as much as possible the formula that is "like" breast milk, but no matter how it is imitated, there are some things that cannot be imitated. The most typical are a variety of anti-infective factors, such as immunoglobulin, complement, lysosin, and anti-inflammatory and immunoregulatory factors. Some studies have also pointed out that infants who eat breast milk have a lower chance of developing childhood diabetes and childhood cancer. The most important thing for the baby's immune function is the colostrum (containing antibodies and defecation factors) secreted within 7 days after delivery. The mother should feed the baby as much as possible.
Breastfeeding is more closely related to the personality development of the baby and the cultivation of the parent-child relationship. During breastfeeding, the baby and mother have skin-to-skin, eye-to-eye contact, which meets the baby's needs for warmth, safety, and love.
The benefits of breastfeeding to society
Economy: If artificial feeding is used, milk powder will cost hundreds to thousands of dollars a month, and milk bottles, pacifiers, etc. must be purchased. Breast milk does not need to spend money to buy milk powder bottles, which also reduces the extra energy and money that babies need to pay to see a doctor when they are sick, reducing the burden of family diseases and increasing the quality of life of parents.
Convenience: Breast milk is hygienic, suitable for temperature, easy to carry, and can breastfeed anytime, anywhere. Eliminate the trouble of preparing milk, warming milk, washing bottles and nipples.
Artificially fed infants need to supplement vitamins and minerals earlier, while breastfeeding infants do not need or add later.
The temperature is suitable and the chance of pollution is reduced. Breastfeeding children are less likely to get sick and have good physical fitness.
Psychologists have long confirmed that babies who are held more in their infancy will not cry and become more independent when they grow up.
Breastfeeding mothers are more loving to their babies, which contributes to their children’s intellectual development. It is impossible to abandon or abuse their children, which contributes to family harmony and social stability.