Breastfeeding is one of the most important aspects of the whole pregnancy cycle. Breast milk is the safest and the healthiest food for your baby. It is easily digested and provides all the nutritional benefits your baby needs for, at least, the first six months; it also increases your child’s mental development and emotional security.

● Building a strong emotional bond with the child

● The mother gets a surge of the bonding hormone oxytocin, which has a calming and relaxing effect.

● Healing after the baby’s birth and avoiding severe postpartum bleeding.

● Developing stronger bones.


Breastfeeding is not all roses, as many women are made to believe; apart from the physical effect on the mother, there are societal expectations. The decision to breastfeed is a personal one. As a new mum, you deserve support with your choice of nourishing your baby.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to feeding your baby:

● Make sure your baby is latched on properly and positioned well.
● Breastfeed often and let your baby decide when to end the feeding.
● Offer both breasts at each feeding. Have your baby stay at the first breast as long as he or she is still sucking and swallowing, offer the second breast when the baby slows down or stops.
● Avoid giving your baby formula or cereal in addition to your breastmilk, especially in the first 6 months of life. Your baby may lose interest in your breastmilk, and your milk supply will decrease.
Breastfeeding is a wholesome experience, which should be enjoyed despite the struggles.

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