Breastfeeding is Best For The Baby

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For many moms, breastfeeding is a beautiful time to quiet down and bond with their little one. Breast milk is considered an ideal food that is packed with essential nutrients to help in the growth and development of your baby. In India, at least 6 out of 10 mothers are able to give their babies only breast milk for the first 6 months of their lives. 

Great for you and baby
Here are a few of the reasons that make breast milk a great source of nutrition for your baby:

Breastfeeding is also great for mom – breastfeeding causes the mother to release a hormone called “oxytocin” which helps the uterus to contract after birth and return to its normal size faster, and may help reduce bleeding. Mothers who breastfeed may have a lower risk of certain cancers like ovarian and breast cancer.

Breastfeeding recommendations
This is why experts around the world recommend that moms

References:
  1. World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative/Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India. ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT. 4th Assessment of India's Policies and Programmes on Infant and Young Child Feeding http://www.bpni.org/report/WBTi-India-Report-2015.pdf.
  2. World Health Organization. Nutrition: Exclusive breastfeeding. http://www.who.int/nutrition/topics/exclusive_breastfeeding/en/.
  3. NHS Choices. Benefits of breastfeeding.http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/Pages/benefits-breastfeeding.aspx.
  4. ACOG. Breastfeeding your baby. https://www.acog.org/-/media/For-Patients/faq029.pdf.