World Breastfeeding Week 2020: Breastfeeding is necessary for infants. World Breastfeeding Week is observed every year from 1 August to 7 August. Its main purpose is to promote breast feeding. Also, women around the world have to tell about the importance of breastfeeding. Because women are so busy with the changing lifestyle and functioning that they do not have time to breastfeed their baby. Mother’s milk is like nectar for infants. By its use, the child remains safe and protected from malnutrition and diarrhea. Along with this, women also benefit from breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding is necessary for infants
Breastfeeding is a natural method. Through which a mother feeds her baby her milk, which gives the newborn baby nutrients, fluids and even antibodies against diseases. Therefore breastfeeding is a completely healthy practice that helps in giving a child the best start in life. The World Health Organization (WHO) and experts all over the world also recommend that all mothers should breastfeed their newborn baby only for at least 6 months from birth.
Why is breastfeeding important for infants?
Anti-oxidants are found in mother’s milk along with essential nutrients, which leads to the development of the entire body of infants. Mother’s milk is the best food for infants. After the birth of the baby, the mother’s first milk is called colostrum, which keeps on coming out for 4-5 days. Consumption of this milk keeps the baby safe from many diseases. Breast milk should be fed from birth to 6 months.
The benefits to the mother from breastfeeding the baby
- Lactating the baby stops the bleeding of the mother after delivery, which reduces the risk of blood loss in the mother.
- Most mothers in the world do not complain of obesity due to breastfeeding.
- It is also helpful in differentiating the birth of children.
- Breastfeeding reduces the risk of cancer in the mother’s place and ovaries.
- Also, breastfeeding protects the mother from osteoporosis.
- The milk from the mother contains a crystal which increases the immunity of the infant. Protects the infant from disease and helps in its growth.
Loss of upper milk
- Feeding of baby keeps the possibility of infectious diseases.
- Children are not able to get the right amount of protein, vitamins and minerals by feeding the upper milk.
- Also, children are at risk of allergies.
- Upper weaning hinders the development of intellectual ability of children.
Some interesting facts about breastfeeding
According to one report, only 38% of infants between the ages of 0 and 6 are able to breastfeed worldwide. Breastfeeding can prevent up to 20% of newborn deaths within the first hour. If the infant is fully breastfed for the first 6 months, then the chances of the baby dying of diarrhoea are 11 times and the chances of dying from pneumonia are reduced by 15 times.