Facts about breastfeeding

December 14, 2016

At Kabrita we strongly believe that breastfeeding is the best source of nutrition for your little one. Because this week is the ‘World Breastfeeding Week’ we wanted to create some extra attention for the most natural way to feed your child!

You probably have heard and read a lot about it: Breastfeeding. That is why we will keep it brief and focus on the most important facts.

  • Breastfeeding is the best start for your child
    Breastfeeding not only contains the optimal amount of nutrients, it also contains antibodies which will help to protect your child by against diseases and infections. Especially colostrum (the ‘first’ milk in the days after child birth) contains large amounts of these protective antibodies.
  • Breastfeeding creates a bond
    When you breastfeed your child your body release a hormone called oxytocine. This hormone stimulates the bonding between mother and child.
  • Breastfeeding helps to loose weight
    You approximately use around 500 additional calories a day when you are breastfeed your child. This explains why women that breastfeed usually loose their pregnancy pounds faster.
  • You don’t have to worry if your little get’s to much
    If you feed on demand than you don’t have to worry about giving to much. Your little one will make sure that he is getting enough.
  • Less risk of developing allergies such as asthma or eczema
    The antibodies in breast milk help to reduce the risk of developing allergies such as asthma or eczema. They also help to prevent high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol.
  • Less risk to develop certain types of cancer
    Woman that have breastfed over a longer period, have less risk to develop breast, ovary and cervical cancer.
  • Less cramps
    Childrens that are being breastfed experience less discomfort from cramps.

For more information on breastfeeding please check the website of the World Health Organisation (WHO).

If you have come to the point where you want to slowly reduce breastfeeding (for instance after six months) than you could consider a formula based on goat milk as an alternatiev. Goat milk is easy to digest and offers important advantages.

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