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Breastfeeding provides your baby with the best start in life. Research shows that many of the benefits are life long. Feeding your baby breast milk exclusively for the first six months offers the most benefit. Should you only be able to feed your baby for a short time, any amount is good for your baby.
Breastfeeding reduces the risk of:
Breastfed babies may have better:
More research is needed but breastfeeding may also provide protection for the infant against:
And for the mother, protection against:
Women who have breastfed are at lower risk of:
Other studies related to health and breastfeeding include:strong>
Artificial milk is almost the same as breast milk
Every correction of a deficiency in artificial milk is advertised as an advance. Artificial milk contain no antibodies, no living cells, no enzymes, no hormones. They contain much more aluminum, manganese, cadmium, lead and iron than breast milk. They contain significantly more protein than breast milk. The proteins and fats are different from those in breast milk. Formulas do not vary from the beginning of the feed to the end of the feed, or from day 1 to day 7 to day 30, or from woman to woman, Your breast milk is made by you to suit your baby. Artificial milk is made to suit every baby and thus no baby.