Benefits Of Breastfeeding

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Every day, hundreds of women are welcoming their newborn baby into the world. That means these women are having to decide how it is they are going to feed these precious new babies. Are they going to bottle feed with a manmade formula, or will they nurture their baby the way nature intended by breastfeeding? Whether the child is feed by a bottle with formula, or by a breast with breast milk, your purpose is to nourish your child in the best way possible that you are able to do it in. Not all women are able to breastfeed and not all women can afford to use formula.
In this essay we are going to cover a few things: 1. What are the benefits of breastfeeding? 2. How does breastfeeding benefit the mother? 3. How long is it ok to nurse your child? Is breastfeeding or bottle feeding more convenient? Going over these few topics will shed a little light on this touchy subject. I say touchy subject because some people believe breastfeeding is an unnatural thing to do, and take offense to the subject when brought up. In today’s society, bottle feeding is now more “normal” than breastfeeding. It is just how our generation sees it. We see more women bottle feeding their children rather than breastfeeding because it seems to be more convenient for both the mother and child.
I will now go over the benefits of breastfeeding for the infant. For starters, infants need two times the amount of nutrients than an adult. Breast feeding your baby can be a personal decision but it can also be very rewarding. Colostrum is the first milk that a woman’s breast produces. Colostrum is low in fat, high in carbohydrates, and protein. It is also high in antibodies and contains live cells that destroy bacteria and other substances that may be harmful to your ...

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...breastfeeding, we will now talk about what type of benefits it has for the mother. Very few people are unaware of the benefits of breastfeeding for babies, but the many benefits to the mother are often overlooked or even unknown. We all know once a mother has her child, she is just dying to get back to her pre baby body! Well with breastfeeding, a mother is able to get back to her pre baby body much sooner than she would if she choose not to breastfeed. While you're pregnant, your body automatically layers on extra fatty tissue so you'll have enough fat stores to begin and support breastfeeding. You will naturally burn calories to make breast milk every time you nurse your baby. If you work toward a good healthy weight loss, eat when you are hungry, and make sure to get a good amount of fluids and rest, you will be able to lose weight fairly easy and at a good rate.
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