Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is a natural choice with many benefits to you and your baby. Breastfeeding is a wonderful, bonding experience between you and your baby and also offers many practical benefits. Research shows that the longer you breastfeed, the more you and your baby will benefit. The Ministry of Health recommends that new mothers breastfeed exclusively for 6 months and continue on for at least 18-24 months after introducing solids.

BREASTFEEDING MOTTO
Best for baby
Reduces incidence of allergies
Economical – no waste
Antibodies – greater immunity to infections
Stool inoffensive – never constipated
Temperature always correct and constant
Fresh milk – never goes sour in the breast
Emotionally bonding
Easy once established
Digested easily within two to three hours
Immediately available
Nutritionally balanced
Gastroenteritis greatly reduced

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1. Cradle Hold (this is the most common of positions) o Place your baby across your stomach, facing you. Place their head in the bend...

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