If breastfeeding, why should I delay solids for at least 6 months?
Frequently Asked Question.
Breast milk is nature’s perfect food for your baby, as it provides the necessary nutrients and perfectly balanced ratios of proteins and fats. The more solids your baby consumes during the first 6 months of life, the less breast milk he can take in.
Scientists around the world agree that exclusively breastfeeding your baby for the first 6 months of life allows your baby greater immunological protection and limits their exposure to pathogens at a vulnerable age.
Breast milk passes important antibodies from mother to child that cannot be mimicked in commercial formulas.
Exclusive breastfeeding is linked to a lower risk of health issues in babies, including:
• Ear infections
• Stomach viruses
• Diabetes (type 1 and type 2)
• Childhood leukemia
Breastfeeding is equally beneficial to mothers, and can help lower risk for the following health issues:
• Breast Cancer
• Ovarian Cancer
• Postpartum Depression
• Diabetes (type 1 and 2)
And last but not least, breastfeeding can also help mother get back to her pre-pregnancy weight sooner, as it burns from 200-800 extra calories a day!
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