Breastfed is Best Fed

Breastfeeding your baby has certain advantages over bottle feeding him. For instance, consider the following:

As a nursing mother, your milk is nutritionally balanced and is most appropriate for your baby. Just as cow's milk is best for the calf, horse's milk for the colt, dog's milk for the puppy, and cat's milk for the kitten, so your milk is the most perfect food for your human baby.

Breastfeeding enables you and your baby to interact with each other more closely. When you cuddle and suckle your child, it firms up the bond between you and your baby. And your happy and contented baby has more chances of developing into a secure person, with less psychological problems to bug him in his later life.

Moreover, breast milk contains substances which protect your baby against all kinds of infections. It guards him against allergic disorders, like asthma and eczema. The colostrum, a yellowish substance which seeps out from one of the ducts in your nipple before and after childbirth, is a nutrient-rich fluid which is ideal for your newborn.

Successful breastfeeding starts with correct positioning. One “mother-friendly” hospital suggests the following steps:

1. Find a comfortable place to sit or lie and relax.

2. Hold your baby in your arms make sure he faces your breast.

3. Hold and offer your whole breast. Do not pinch your nipple or areola.

4. Touch your baby's cheek to make him open his mouth.

5. Wait until your baby's mouth is open, then quickly move him onto your breast.

The advantages of breastfeeding

  • No allergy and colic
  • Gastrointestinal problems such as diarrhea significantly prevented
  • Always available
  • Temperature always right
  • Affordable
  • Nutritionally complete
  • Ample amount of protective antibodies
  • Stimulates bonding
  • Inhibits population explosion the natural way

With the womanly art of breastfeeding you won't have to get up at 2:00 o'clock in the morning to sterilize a nursing bottle and prepare a formula. And needless to say, there's no danger of your putting together wrong proportions while you are half asleep.

The price of breast milk is hardly affected by the periodic oil price hike. The oil cartel can do their worst in the Middle East and you can care less. Not even the sales tax can worry you in the least.

And best of all, the cat can't get at it!

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