Breastfeeding And The Working Mother
Benefits still relevant today
Breastfeeding has been recognized for most of human history, to be crucial for infant survival and offers significant health and emotional benefits for mothers and babies and helps the bonding between mother and child. The benefits of breastfeeding are still relevant today.
Why Breast feed?
Babies who are breastfed through the first year of life have fewer illnesses and a lower chance of death and serious illness as breast milk protects them from diarrhea and acute respiratory infections.
Breastfed babies are healthier
It furthermore stimulates their immune systems and responses to diseases and aids the response to vaccination. Even in times and places where babies have been fed other first foods, breastfed babies were recognized as healthier and more likely to survive.