Why is breast best?

Having a new baby should be a time of joy, but many new mothers struggle with breast-feeding and feel frustrated when it doesn’t happen easily 크레용팝 빠빠빠 다운로드. There seem to be a hundred different formulas available – so why not just go the bottle route?

Because research shows that breast feeding is the best possible feeding solution for a baby, due to the nutritional benefits, and the bond it helps the baby form with its mother. However, some moms struggle to breast feed, and it’s not always easy to know if your baby is getting enough milk. Also, there are situations where new moms are unable to breast feed and formula is their only option.

The Lifelong Benefits of Breast Milk

Quite simply, breast milk gives babies the best nutritional start in life, and is crucial in establishing the bond between mom and baby.

Louise Goosen, a lactation expert at Mowbray Maternity Hospital, helps women learn to love breastfeeding, and she’s passionate about the strong health benefits that breast milk gives a child. She explains that breast milk has many advantages over formula food, as it contains anti-bacterial and anti-viral agents, and all the right brain and body building components for a new born baby’s development and life-long health. Louise presents numerous workshops on breastfeeding and writes for many baby publications and journals.

What Is A Breast Milk Bank?

Donor milk banks collect, screen, process and distribute human breast milk to babies orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS, pre-term infants, and special cases where moms are unable to supply sufficient milk for their babies. In the case of pre-term babies, formula is not a good, or even safe, option. Milk Matters is an NGO that collects and distributes breast-milk donated by volunteer breastfeeding mothers in 8 Western Cape hospitals. Find out more about Milk Matters.

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