Importance of Breastfeeding

Importance of Breastfeeding

Several studies over many years have shown that breastfeeding is the ideal food for the growth and development of infants.

Being the first natural food for the human being, it brings all the energy and nutrients that the child needs in the first months of life and covers half of the nutritional needs of the during the second half of life.

Breast milk is irreplaceable because it contains several factors that in addition to stimulating the immune system, reduce the risk of infections such as flu, otitis and diarrhea. Also while the baby is breastfeeding, he is protecting himself from future illnesses such as asthma, allergies, obesity, immune diseases such as diabetes, colitis, and arteriosclerosis.

In addition, the yellowish liquid produced by the mother's womb in the first two or three days after the childbirth, called colostrum, protects the baby against infections, provides vitamin A and serves as the baby’s first immunization.