BENEFITS OF BREAST MILK
• It establishes emotional bond between the mother and the baby.
• It improves the immune system.
• It is economical.
• It is easily digested.
• It reduces the mother’s risk of breast and ovarian cancer.
• Breastfed babies have a higher IQ.
• It prevents diarrhea and respiratory tract diseases.
• It prevents physiologic jaundice.
To get enough milk:
• Breastfeed your baby often.
• CONTINUE BREASTFEEDING every time your baby cries, and wants to be breastfed.
A newborn baby may want to stay on the mother’s breast often, even if he/she is not breastfeeding. The number of meals gradually decreases. Often breastfeeding not only provides plenty of milk, but also prevents your breasts from swelling and soreness.
BREASTFEED YOUR BABY TOGETHER WITH SUPPLEMENTARY FOOD AFTER 6 MONTHS UP TO AT LEAST 2 YEARS!
When your baby turns 6 months,
• It is very important to start supplementary foods,
• With the appropriate amount
• And at an appropriate frequency.