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goodness of breastfeeding
Breastfeeding is a beautiful thing. It provides the child in your arms with all the goodness needed to get off to a wonderful start in life. You and your baby are inseparably close while you're breastfeeding. Your child not only receives the required nourishment of the body, but also senses your love, protection and caring. These precious moments create a bond that will last a lifetime.
Your baby will grow happy and healthy
Mom, you’ll have your benefits
While you are breastfeeding, your breast milk is your baby’s source of nourishment. This means your baby will be affected by what you eat. That’s why it’s important for you to eat a healthy and nourishing diet while you’re breastfeeding. Because what’s good for you is good for your baby – like mother, like child.
Breastfeeding will keep you pretty busy during the first weeks of your infant's young life. The general rule of thumb is that when your baby's hungry, he or she expects to be fed right away. Who says babies aren't demanding?
The World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding for at least six months. Your baby will, however, need supplementary nutrition from six months of age:
While breastfeeding has a world of benefits, it can also be stressful for you as a mum. If you feel stressed or concerned about breastfeeding, don’t worry because you are not alone.
Try to breastfeed in comfortable and calm surroundings. Another very important thing is for you to get enough sleep and take care of yourself. While it might seem difficult right now, you will look back on your time breastfeeding as a wonderful period when you and your child nourished the unbreakable bond of love. Many new mums find the prospect of breastfeeding daunting. It’s important to just relax and ease into it. Give it time.