All formula companies want you to believe that they can provide the same nutrients as breastmilk, but infant formula can never replace giving your baby the liquid of gold produced by you... Here's why....
1. Promotes Bonding
Breastfeeding stimulates the release of the hormone oxytocin in the mother's body. Together with the stimulation of uterine contractions and milk ejection, Breastfeeding promotes the development of maternal behaviour and also bonding between mother and her baby.
2. Provides perfect formula of infant nutrition
Whether its the thick golden liquid (Colostrum) that comes out of the woman's breast after giving birth that is low in fat but high in carbohydrates and protein, making it quickly and easily digestible, or the Mature breast milk that comes in a few days after a woman has given birth, is 3 to 5 percent fat and holds an impressive list of minerals and vitamins to the Long chain fatty acids like DHA (an omega-3) and AA (an omega-6), lactose, and even a tong of healthy bacteria with loads of nutrient growth factors! Yes the list is that long.
3. Offers Natural Immunity
It changes daily based on signals from the baby.contains antibodies, or immune molecules, that provide the baby with natural immunity to illnesses that the mother is immune to. When a newborn is exposed to a germ, he or she will transfer it back to the mother while nursing, then the mother will make antibodies to that particular germ and transfer them back to the baby at the next feeding.
4. Protective against obesity
Research found that formula-fed babies are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes as adolescents. Oligosaccharides in breast milk were found to be protective against obesity at 6 months, it's a complex carbohydrate unique to breast milk only. Besides providing energy for rapid growth, is to feed the microbes in your baby's digestive tract, and numerous studies have demonstrated that the makeup of your gut microbiome can have a significant bearing on your weight. And milk oligosaccharides are not found in infant formula.
5. Protect Preemies Against Blindness
A recent analysis suggests this number could be reduced by more than 50 percent if all preemies were fed breast milk.More than half of preemies born before 30 weeks of gestation are afflicted with Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) an eye disease in 10 percent of severe cases causes blindness.
If you are expecting your little one soon, join us for our Baby Care & Breastfeeding workshops to learn more on the tips & techniques to ensure a smooth nursing journey. Inspire Workshops are conducted regularly or if you prefer home visit/private classes we can also bring the class to you!
IMPORTANT ADVICE: Nurse as soon after birth as possible, as your baby's sucking instinct will be very strong at that time, giving you the best chance of success.