Benefits of breastfeeding

In your grail,
you wrapped a body,
with the warmest canvas,
your mother’s womb,
that amazing place
where it interweaves
every part of human existence,
so fine weave,
like the watermark itself,
as an alchemist, who transforms,
now it reaches your arms,
completing  your humanity.

Although it is true during the first week of August, the World Health Organization celebrates the week of breastfeeding throughout the world, in 123pormi we wanted to advance a bit on the subject with the aim of contributing to the awareness in the planet, during the last few years humanity has been made aware of the importance and role of breast milk in the life of your child, which will strengthen you for the rest of your days, well, we do not want be on the sidelines of this issue, on the contrary, today will make a contribution so that from here also resonate throughout the world the priority that is made to feed your baby with breast milk being as important as water itself, ¡¡ come tell you why! Breast milk provides in biological, economic, social aspects as well as a key aspect for good performance in life and is the psycho affective aspect, Bowlby proposed that the quality of attachment depends on the quality of early care and that the attachment of babies is the basis for the development of the healthy or maladaptive personality, which indicates that breastfeeding brings with it a fundamental contact between the mother-child dyad that helps them develop expectations about themselves, the world and relationships, therefore , this food can not be replaced at any time by another sugary liquid, milk with milk formula or the incorporation at an early age of other foods, nor the use of other milk such as cow or goat, the ingredients of each are different , to those that your child needs. Breast milk protects against infections because of its composition, contains mechanisms of neuroendocrine regulation, where cells play an important role. The WHO defines as exclusive breastfeeding (SEM) the infant’s diet with breast milk from the mother or another woman, without any solid or liquid supplement, including water, in the year 2002 during the 55th World Health Assembly as a “Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding” in Geneva, it is recommended that exclusive breastfeeding should be done during the first six months of life, and then continue with complementary foods, up to at least 2 years.

According to the Manual of Breastfeeding of the United Nations Fund for Children UNICEF, it is necessary to breastfeed the baby as soon as it is born and it is not necessary to give chups, or aguitas, also points out:

Breast milk is the best food for the boy or girl because it has the necessary amounts of:

  • Vitamins A, B and C for your baby to grow healthy and, well protected.
  • Phosphorus and, calcium for the baby’s bones to grow well and, strong.
  • Iron to maintain energy.
  • Proteins to keep the baby protected from illnesses so he can grow intelligent and, strong.
  • The fat in breast milk will protect them when they are older, from heart disease and circulation. The fats of breast milk also favor the intelligence of children.
  • Healthy sugars so he can have energy feeding his/her brain.

The milk of the mother is the only food that nourishes the child completely during the first 6 months of life and the only food that gives sustained protection and completely during the first 2 years. No food can equal it.

Breast milk protects children against:

  • diarrhea and dehydration
  • Respiratory infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia.
  • Colics
  • Allergies
  • Skin diseases such as pimples or a rash.
  • Chicken pox
  • Cholera
  • Malnutrition
  • Young diabetes.
  • Micronutrient deficiency
  • Obesity and, overweight.

Some psychological benefits for the mother after breastfeeding are:

  • Promotes self-esteem and helps dispel the doubts that many women have of assuming the role of mother
  • Strengthen emotional ties with the baby
  • Emotional feedback of the mother
  • Significantly decreases the risk of postpartum depression
  • Women tend to be more affectionate with their children and partners
  • Relationship and pleasure for the mother
  • It favors the ability to adapt to motherhood
  • Thinning of the mother.

Breastfeeding decreases infant morbidity and mortality.

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