Good nutrition is important throughout our lives. It is especially important during infancy and childhood because of its effect on growth and development.
Breast milk equals good nutrition. It protects your baby from illness and infection and promotes brain development. Many of the important ingredients in breast milk are not found in artificial baby milk. One of the amazing things about breast milk is that mother's milk is specially formulated to have the right composition for a baby, and to contain exactly the right amounts of nutrients. Bottle-fed babies receive the exact same nutrients every time they eat. Breast milk, on the other hand, continually changes in composition so that your baby gets what he or she needs at any age.
Breast milk is easily digested and changes daily to meet your baby's nutritional needs. It also helps in other ways. Breastfeeding creates a close emotional bond between you and your baby. It improves your baby's oral and facial development. It lowers your risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and osteoporosis later in life. By breastfeeding, you are doing something that only you can do for your baby.
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