Breastfeeding benefits do extend well beyond the basic nutrition.

Apart from containing essential and important vitamins and nutrients, the baby requires during the first six months, breastfeed is a full package of building immunity towards infections and protecting your child.

Let’s have some look on its powerful impact on health:

  • Protection from  huge list of illnesses:
  • To offer maximum protection to your child there should be exclusive breastfeeding for at least six months (no formula, water or solid food).
  • Breast milk fights against ear infections, respiratory illnesses, stomach infections. It forms a protective layer in by the baby’s intestinal tract thereby protecting from allergies.
  • Boosts the IQ levels in your child:
  • The presence of fatty acids in the breast milk plays the major role in providing benefits to the brainpower and also helps in cognitive development.
  • Protects from obesity:
  • Insulin which stimulates the creation of fat is known to be less in breast milk than formula.
  • These babies contain more of leptin a hormone which plays a role in regulating appetite and fat.
  • Formula-fed infants rapidly gain weight in first weeks of life as compared to breastfed which is associated later with obesity.
  • Lowers your baby’s risk of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome).
  • Easily digestible and nutritious.  

 So, always remember, breastfeeding is not a choice it’s a responsibility!