Advantages And Disadvantages Of Breastfeeding

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Breastfeeding is feeding of an infant or a baby with milk extracted from the breast rather than consuming instant milk, Marie Bianouzzo( 2000). It is an unequalled way of providing ideal food for the health growth and development of a baby. Breastfeeding has a unique biological and emotional inspiration on the health of both the mother and the child. According to (Lane, 1994)for many centuries breast milk was the only food for babies but due to changes in way of life as technology advances things has changed as the prevalence of breastfeeding has deteriorated in many parts of the world for variety social, economic and cultural reasons. The world health organisation states that breastfeeding is an art which has to be learned even though all women can lactate. This paper will be arranged in the following way: first it will talk about
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Also the mother has to be available on regular basis to feed the baby. Breastfeeding can affect an infant’s health because the well-being and health of the mother might affect the milk especially if some chemicals have been consumed by the mother.
Chemicals which might affect the baby when taken by the mother include tranquillisers, laxatives and alcohol. Furthermore nipple may get cracked affecting milk and also milk can leak if a feed is delayed or in the early morning, Brakhane (1998). Feeding involve baring breast which can be embarrassing to some mothers and can lead to change in breast shape which most ladies do not want. By breastfeeding the baby bonds with its mother which result in lack of dad bonding as the child would spend most of the time with the mother.

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