After the birth of a child, the first meal that ever get to have is the breastmilk. Some probably give their babies breast milk because that seemed to be the only food they could take until they are grown enough to be able to gulp something a little more solid.
Aside the fact that the liquid is by nature supposed to be their meal for the first few months there are other reasons why you might consider letting your baby suck on your breast until they are well over one years old.
These are five benefits why you should let your baby take breast milk for more than a year.
- Breastfed babies have a better antibody response than babies fed with formular.
- Makes smart babies: Research has shown that babies that are breastfed tend to have higher IQ scores than those that are not breastfed. The breastmilk contains fatty acids that act as brain boosters.
- Protects the Child against meningitis, obesity, allergies and enzema
- Breastfeeding reduces the chances of a baby having urinary tract infections, inflammatory bowel disease, gastroenteritis and other viruses.
- The whole process of breastfeeding babies brings the babies closer to their mother as a result of the skin-to-skin contact.
Breastfeeding is not only beneficial to the baby. In fact, it is as important to the mother as it is to the child. These are some reasons you should consider breastfeeding as a mother.
- It lowers your risk of having breast and ovarian cancer.
- It helps your uterus to contract
- It delays menstruation.
- It saves you money of buying formula.
- It helps to reduce fat gained during pregnancy.