What are the benefits of breast-feeding my baby?

Several. Breast milk is an excellent source of nutrition for your child, is almost completely absorbed, contains numerous antibodies to help fight infections, and is the best way to bond to your child.
Many benefits. Br milk is the perfect food for human babies, and although formulas are good, they pale in comparison. The nutritional content changes with baby's age, easily digested, protects against many infections, less myopia, less obesity, higher iq, free, always available, better bonding, etc. Moms lose pg wgt faster, decrease risk of breast cancer, etc. What's not to love about breast feeding?
Custom design. Your breast milk is a self adjusting nutritional source changes as baby grows to provide proper fluid/protein/fat/carb balance as needed as the baby ages. A living antibody component that cannot be duplicated by a lab, impairs germ attachment to babies gut.Lifetime reductions in diabetes risk & other illnesses are well documented.Finally, baby gets to enjoy personal bonding with its mom.

Related Questions

How to win off my baby from breast feeding? My baby does not like formula

Gradual weaning. If your baby is around a tear you can try whole milk if younger try mixing 3/4breast milk to 1 /4 formula, then half and ha, then3/4 formula to 1/4 breast milk, etc. Read more...

I'm breast feeding my baby at night but during the day I give her formula. Will I still produce enough to continue feeding her at night?

Maybe,maybe not. The best way to assure good breast flow is to maintain regular stripping of existing production. Some are able to drop day feeds and maintain production and some are not. If there is a chance to pump and store it during the day it may help keep up flow and may reduce the chance your body will decide you are weaning.It could also increase babies breast milk intake. Read more...

I have to work and can not continue breast feeding. My baby Is sad about this, what can I do?

Use a breast pump. and feed your child later, if your daughter is already 4 yrs old, it is time to wean her, I understand the powerful bonding, but she has to be weaned at a certain point, I truly sympathize with you that you have to go to work and breastfeed your child less, Read more...
Baby will be fine! . If you are speaking about your six year old, he or she will of course be fine! If we have lost something in the translation, please do restate the question again with the baby's age! . Read more...

May I take Clamoxin 500 while nurcing (breast feeding) my baby is 1 year old and I nurce him one time daily?

No problem. A general rule of thumb is that we would give the drug to the baby for any problem, it s okay for you to take it during breast feeding. This one fits that rule, and is okay to take. Read more...

I had a couple alcoholic drinks last night, when will it be safe for me to resume breast feeding my baby? Baby is 8 weeks

3-4 hours. Consider how long it takes for a "buzz" to wear off. Your body is diluting the blood and causing you to diurese or rid your body of alcohol through urination. Within about 3-4 hours the majority of the ethanol is out of your system. It would be safe to breastfeed then. You may also "pump and dump" if you want to be extra cautious. . Read more...

Would dying my hair affect me breast feeding my baby?

Possibly. Research is lacking but most hair dyes contain very toxic chemicals like para-phenylenediamine that are absorbed through the skin & might get into breast milk. I would not risk exposing my baby to such poisons. Consider natural non-toxic alternatives to synthetic dyes. See http://www.Vitalhealthzone.Com/health/women/pregnancy/what_to_avoid_during_pregnancy.Html & also see my comment. Read more...

If my hasben had oral hpv he suck my breast. Then I breast feeding my baby thas my baby get oral hpv?

HPV vs HSV. I wonder if you're actually asking about HSV - which is herpes simplex virus, the virus that causes cold sores. This virus is transmitted by saliva- so I would indeed be careful, although living in a family it is hard 'not' to share viruses among each other. Recent studies have shown oral HPV can be passed back and forth from a couple, at least 15% of the time or more. Talk to a doc for more info. Read more...

I’m breast-feeding my baby but have to make a transcontinental flight. What can I do? I can’t go that long without pumping.

Breast feeding. Can you take the baby with you? If not you can use a hand pump to express milk. And also take an electric pump with you. Read more...
? Taking Baby ? With a few wardrobe modifications u can probably breast feed in the comfort of your seat during the flight. Capes & such will shield from view, those to squeamish to acknowledge the benefits. If babies not coming along, i'd pump & dump to maintain your flow. Read more...