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Doctors tell breastfeeding mothers to breast feed their baby until it is up to 2 years of age. The benefits for a breastfeeding mother are: life can be easier, it can save money, it can feel great, it can help mothers health, it helps mothers miss less work (if they work), and it is supposed to help prevent a mother from getting pregnant. Benefits for society are women who breastfeed avoid the financial burden of buying infant formula, and breast-fed babies are less likely to need excessive medical attention as they grow. My goal in this paper is to combine the benefits of breastfeeding from websites that I did my research on. Dowsen, Steven.
There are many advantages for babies who are breast-fed. Babies can digest breast milk easily because the proteins and curds in it are softer than those in cow’s milk. The proteins in breast milk destroy harmful bacteria and help protect a baby against infection (Giving your Baby... Diet.” par #20). A breast-fed baby will have loose bowel movements that are easy to pass. Manufacturers do attempt to lower the curd tension in formula so that it will act as breast milk does.
For 2008 rates of breastfeeding at a baby’s first birthday, the number was about 23 percent overall but only 12.5 percent for black mothers. That low rate still marks a near doubling of rates among black mothers compared to the year 2000” (Currie, 2013).It is the recommended method of feeding an infant for at least the first six months of life. Breastfeeding has benefits to both mothers and their babies. The baby receives immunity to protect it from disease. Financially, breastfeeding can significantly reduce the burden of having a new child.
Due to, fatty acids and protein contained in the lactated milk promotes brain growth. Breast milk contains special protein that help with preventing babies from illnesses such as ear infection, lung infection, and sudden infant death syndrome (Healthandwellness, 2007). Not only is breastfeeding good for the baby, but it is also beneficial for the mother. One way breastfeeding can help the mother is it has been proven to reduce the risk of ovarian and breast cancer (Healthandwellness, 2007). Not to mention, that breastfeeding helps the mother of the baby return to her pre-pregnancy weight quickly by burning extra calories.
Thus, the breast milk can strengthen the baby‘s the resistance, immunity, and it prevents the baby to be sick or not sick. Finally, breastfeeding can reduce the reduction of infant allergies. The breast milk is clean, safe, non-toxic, and without any side effects. And it has natural antibiotics, antiviral toxin; so breast-feeding can greatly reduce and decrease the baby allergy phenomenon. If mothers use other alternatives to feed, it will inevitably produce a wide range of allergies, which leads baby to eat fragrant, restless sleep, life discomfort, and affect the healthy growth of infants.
Also, babies digest breastmilk a lot easier than formula because formula contains cow milk, which is a lot harsher than a mother’s milk. Furthermore, mothers benefit from breastfeeding just as babies do. At first, breastfeeding can be hard to get used to. Once the baby gets used to a steady breastfeeding routine, it becomes very easy. It has been proven that mothers who breastfeed have a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and postpartum depression.Breastfeeding helps the mother bond with he... ... middle of paper ... ... can prepare the formula bottles ahead of time, giving her time to go out and do what she wants if someone is watching her baby.
In Oman, breastfeeding is a common ... ... middle of paper ... ...stfeeding. In general, promoting breastfeeding is not only beneficial for mothers and children in preventing disease and promoting health, but it is also important for whole society by decreasing morbidity and mortality rates and as result decreasing spending money for treatment. Also, this will decrease spending money for drug development which is very expensive. In addition, other benefit for society is that babies who are breastfeed exclusively until the sixth month, they will be smarter and genius in studying as many studies mentioned that. That will result in more innovations and development in long term for the country.
Breastfeeding delays the onset of hereditary allergic disease, and lowers the risk of developing allergic disease. Breastfeeding helps the babyâ€™s immune system mature, protecting the baby in the meantime from viral, bacteria, and parasitic infections. Breastfeeding protects against developing chronic diseases such as: celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, asthma, and childhood cancers. (Shinskie and Lauwers, 2002) Lactation Consulting 3 Breastfeeding is best for mom too. Increased levels of oxytocin stimulate postpartum uterine contractions, reducing blood loss and encouraging uterine contractions.
Breast milk is easily digested. It has ingredient which is important for building baby's immune system. Breast milk promotes healthy growth and development of the body. Babies with breastfeeding are less likely to get diarrhea and constipation. Breast milk has the suitable temperature.