The Importance of Breastfeeding Breastfeeding is a highly discussed issue among mothers in Taiwan. Although mothers can choose between breastfeeding and formula feeding to their infants, it is hard to make decisions due to their strengths and weaknesses. However, breastfeeding is promoted and considered to be an optimum choice. Breast milk is inimitably suited to the nutritional needs for infants and is a substance with unparalleled anti-inflammatory and immunological properties that protect against a series of diseases and illnesses for both mothers and newborns (Lawrence, RA., & Lawrence, RM., 2010). Correspondingly, in the article, Kid Health, has pointed out that “commercial formulas try to imitate breast milk, and come close, but cannot
Throughout the pregnancy there are a lot of decisions a woman needs to make one of them is, does she want to breastfeed or bottle-feed her child. Advantages Disadvantages Breastfeed - It creates a bond between mother and baby. - Breast milk has every nutrient a baby needs, for an optimal growth and development, in the right quantities. - Breast milk has a lot of antibodies, so the babyies chances of getting sick are less. - You always have it when you need it.
This might be an exhausting process, with issues ranging from “my baby just won’t stop breastfeeding” to “I am afraid that my baby won’t get enough nutrients after I stop with the breastfeeding”. If you are not sure when to stop breastfeeding, or how to do it, you should get some prior knowledge to when should you stop and how should you do it. When to Stop Breastfeeding As soon as your baby was born, you probably have started the process of breastfeeding. The breastfeeding is the most natural way to supply your baby with all the needed nutrients, but it is also a process which gives you many sleepless nights, breast pain and nipple cracks. All these
BREASTFEEDING Health professionals always considered breastfeeding as the gold standard for infant feeding. It offers multitude of benefits, thus making it far more superior to infant formula. It is safe for the baby to ingest due to its lack of unwanted or artificial ingredients. The act of breastfeeding is the first link or communication pathway between the infant and the mother. Studies in the past have also confirmed the link between Breastfeeding and better health of the infant.
Health is undoubtedly important and infants are highly prone to numerous threats that lead to high illness, disease, and mortality rate. Breastfeeding is a natural way of nourishing infants; providing protection from health threats and benefits for both the mother and the child. The availability and marketing of breast milk alternatives undermine breastfeeding. Breast milk alternatives are needed in very rare situations and should be prescribed by a doctor. However, its use has become so common that many parents-to-be think about what or how many feeding bottles and which formula milk to give their offspring when pregnancy test show a positive result.
From generations together women have been given high calorie food like full cream milk, butter, dried fruits and sugar etc. You surely need the extra calories in case you are breastfeeding and you can still get the vital nutrients in a way that doesn't necessarily mean piling on fat
Lactation or breastfeeding is the most important and preferred way to ensure complete nutrition for infants. It also aids mothers’ well being. However, most women lactate well, there are cases where women find themselves unable to lactate or there is insufficient breast milk that recedes as the initial phase passes. Nursing women may find it worrisome if they are not producing breast milk enough to support their baby’s daily feeding requirements. Low lactation levels can be due to excess interfering medication, certain illnesses, intake, stress, hormone imbalance or, inability to feed properly.
1 NUTRITION AND ITS IMPORTANCE The times surrounding pregnancy are often happy ones, with you, soon to be parents planning and preparing for your baby's arrival. An aspect of this preparation which is frequently overlooked however, is the importance of maternal nutrition. Good nutrition is central to a healthy pregnancy, with the choices and quantities of consumed foods impacting the growth and development of the baby. During pregnancy, maternal nutritional requirements increase in preparation for placental and fetal development. In the second and third trimesters women are encouraged to increase their calorie consumption by 300kcal a day to compensate for these changes.