Why Babies Love Breast Milk

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There is one thing you can usually count on to calm an unsettled baby: the infamous breast.  If you’ve ever seen a baby après breast milk you will know what I mean.  There is often an angelic peace and satiation as if to say: “this is my idea of heaven”.   If you are feeling over taxed by the demand, consider pumping and allowing a partner to bottle-feed the baby.  Either way, it’s is incredible to stop and realize all of the health benefits you are able to gift your baby through your breast milk:

1. Immunity: Colostrum, which is present in the first breast milk you produce, has strong immune building properties that help your baby fight off germs and as a result have fewer cold and infections.

2. Perfect nutrition: Breast milk contains the perfect nutrient balance from protein and carbohydrates to fat, minerals and vitamins.

3. Less chance of developing allergies: Breastfeeding has been shown reduce the onset of food allergies later in life.

4. A higher IQ: Studies show that children who are breastfed have higher IQ’s and do better in schools.

5. Reduced risk of obesity: Research has shown that children who are breastfed have less chance of becoming obese.

2 Comments to “Why Babies Love Breast Milk”

  1. J.D. says:

    Great post! I did know there where lots of benefits to breastfeeding but I wasn’t aware of THESE. I really want to breast feed (at least for a couple months) but I don’t really feel comfortable doing it for some reason (I know it’s a totally natural thing to do). They say the baby can sense when you don’t feel comfortable & then s/he won’t cooperate. If this happens I guess I’ll just pump all the time because I’d really like my baby to get breast milk for at least a little while.

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