Importance of Breast-feeding


Breast feeding is consulted with mammals only as mammal is the only species which give direct birth to young one. Human milk is biologically specific for human babies that is uniquely suited for  its young. Breast milk is living tissue that changes to meet babies' nutritional needs and to protect them hormones and against disease. It contains immunoglobulin that simply can be duplicated in formula.

Breast feeding is a double blessing. On the one hand it protects the infants from attacks of diarrhea, asthma, bronchitis, anemia etc. and on the other; it eliminates the chances of the mother being affected by breast or ovarian cancer later in life. Experts on the subject are of the opinions that if a body remained close to the mother and suckled her, their skin-to-skin contact developed a bond between the two which went a long way in the child's development. Breast Milk contains high protein and minerals which support in rapid muscle and bone growth. This also promote brain growth. In other words, breastfed tend children to score higher on IQ test. Since, breast milk, is always raw and fresh, cont. it contains antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal factor and antibodies to many specific disease organisms.

Modern researchers have proved beyond any show shadow of doubt that breast feeding is the best and most natural protection against infections. Mothers often think breast-feeding as a botheration because of their false assumptions and wrong founded nation.

The health care and baby food producing companies for also to blame to some extent for this sorry state of affairs. To promote their infant food and other related products, they have been advertising through various media highlighting the importance of boo butt! front feeding only. It is really sad to note that many women and mothers affected by the urbanization think that their figures and beauty would be spoiled if they breast-fed their new-born and babies. Consequently, there is a very low percentage of mothers who  feed their babies up to the age of 2 to 3 months.  It is imperative that various agencies, institutions and government departments. NGOs and INGOS related with mother and child welfare and social health, rise to the occasion and educate the world about various positive advantages of Br breast-feed? They I should bring home the truth among Nepali women that there is no substitute to breast-feeding Mothers should be told through the mass media that breast-feeding provides the maximum nutrients to the infants, while affording full protection against all types of infections.

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