Research shows that breastfeeding has many advantages. Breast milk is perfectly matched to your baby’s nutritional needs. And only breast milk contains important antibodies that are important to your child’s health.
Breast milk is more easily digested and filled with antibodies that protect against infection. It’s very convenient, economical and helps in shrinking your uterus back to its normal size. And it contributes to a very special relationship between you and baby.
We hope that you will at least give it a try. Even if you only breast feed for six weeks, the benefits are still great.
Some mothers, however, are unable to breast feed. Maybe your milk supply is not plentiful enough or your milk ducts are blocked. You should not feel inadequate if breastfeeding does not work for you and your baby.
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