Milk (ASI) is the first natural foods and the best are highly recommended for infants until the age of two years, with the composition and nutrient content of the most suitable for growth and durability of the baby's body then breastfeeding infants during the first six months of exclusively without the addition of other foods is the only way to protect the baby.The benefits of breastfeeding for infants
Some of the benefits of breastfeeding for infants:
Colostrum (first milk on the first day) contains antibodies that protect babies against disease and infection.
Infants who were breastfed less often sick. ASI primarily to reduce risk:
vomiting, diarrhea, gastroenteritis, chronic constipation, colic and other stomach disorders.
acute appendicitis, rheumatoid arthritis, inguinal hernia, pyloric stenosis, type I diabetes, allergies, asthma and eczema.
ear infections, respiratory diseases, pneumonia, bronchitis, kidney infections, septicemia (blood poisoning).
SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). Statistics show that for every 87 deaths from SIDS, only 3 in breast-fed babies.
meningitis, botulism, childhood lymphoma and Crohn's disease.
tooth decay (cavities).
heart disease later in life.
Breastfeeding causes the child to have a better antibody response to the vaccine.
ASI has the composition and the most appropriate amount of nutrition for infants. The composition of milk varies according to individual growth and change baby's nutritional needs.
Breastmilk is easily digested and always have the right temperature.
Milk is always sterile, do not have germs. There are elements in breast milk that destroys E coli, salmonella, shigella, streptococcus, pneumococcus, and many others.
Breastfeeding stimulates the development of the jaw and facial structure, the upright growth of teeth and improve eyesight.
Breastfeeding develops a higher IQ and improve the development of infant brain and nervous system. IQ gains as a result of breastfeeding is 10-12 points. Breastfeeding is known as the 4th trimester in brain growth and development. There are certain proteins in milk that stimulate baby's brain development.
Breastfeeding creates a strong bond between mother and child. Have a place where children feel safe. Breastfeeding also plays an important role in emotional and spiritual development of children.
The benefits of breastfeeding for mothers
Besides good for babies, breastfeeding is also beneficial for mothers. Nursing process provides the following beneficial effects for the mother:
Reducing the risk of breast cancer. Women who breastfeed reduce risk of breast cancer by 25 percent. Cancer risk reduction occurs is proportional to cumulative lifetime duration of breastfeeding. That is, the more months or years of nursing mothers, the lower the risk of breast cancer.
Reducing the risk of uterine and ovarian cancer. Lower estrogen levels during breastfeeding causes both cancer risk was decreased. Anticipated decline in estrogen leads to reduced stimulation of the lining of the uterus and breast tissue as well, so to minimize the risk of becoming cancerous tissue.
Reduce osteoporosis. Women do not breastfeed have a four times greater risk of developing osteoporosis than women who are breastfeeding and more likely to suffer hip fractures in the years after menopause.
The benefits of natural family planning. Breastfeeding can lead to delay ovulation, so nursing mothers is not fertile for a while. How long a woman is fertile again dependent on infant feeding patterns and trends of her own body.
Improving emotional health. Breastfeeding is not only good for the body, but also for the mind. Studies show that breastfeeding mothers show less postpartum anxiety and depression than mothers who formula fed.
Enhance weight loss. Breastfeeding mothers showed more decrease in waist circumference and fat mass in one month after delivery than mothers who formula fed. Breastfeeding mothers tend to return to pre-pregnancy weight.
Breastfeeding does not have to cost you. Formula feeding for babies can cost more than Rp 5 million a year. The mother does not need to spend any money to get breast milk.
Breastmilk is always available to give. Breastfeeding can save time to prepare a bottle, pour water, mix milk and sterilizing bottles that have been used.
Any woman can breastfeed her baby, and we know that there are differences in every woman breastfeeding her baby while nominally. Breastfeeding is an activity that can make a woman happy, but there also can make women tired and impatient. But patience is still required in the nursing infant because there is nothing better for a lady other than breast-fed infants and the love of his mother.