The Importance of Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is one of the most effective ways of ensuring good health and well-being of your newborn. Breast Milk is the most important food for any newborn because it is safe, hygienic and contains all the nourishment and antibodies that help protect them against a variety of ailments. Breast milk provides all the energy and nutrients that a newborn requires during the first few months, and it continues to provide up to half or more of a child's nutritional needs during the second half of the first year, and up to one-third of a child's nutritional needs during the second year. 

You have the power to give your child something that no one else can. Breast Milk is the only food and drink your infant requires. Breast Milk adapts as per your baby's demands and different phases of growth. As per the World Health Organization, WHO, nearly two out of every three infants are not exclusively breastfed for the recommended six months, a percentage that has remained unchanged for the past two decades.

A non-breastfed baby is more likely to get sick than a breastfed baby.

Babies who are not breastfed have a higher chance of developing conditions such as bladder or kidney infections, as well as stomach and intestinal problems (including diarrhea), infected lungs, infected ear, hypersensitivity (including eczema and asthma), etc. In short, breastfed newborns require fewer hospital visits due to infections.

Since we are on this topic, we might as well discuss how breastfeeding is important for mothers. Yes, you read it right. When you think of breastfeeding you think about the newborns and how it is important for them. But breastfeeding your baby is also important for your health. Here’s why:

  1. It helps your body recover quickly to its pre-pregnancy state.

  2. It reduces the risk of ovaries and breast cancer.

  3. It reduces your risk of having osteoporosis (weak bones) when you become older.

  4. Breastfeeding also reduces your risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life if you had gestational diabetes.

  5. And it helps you form an attachment with your infant.

 Importance of Breastfeeding:

  1. Breast milk is fresh, clean, and safe and is constantly available.

  2. It saves time because you don't have to mix the formula or clean the bottles.

  3. It is pre-prepared for your child.

  4. It is environment friendly as it leaves no residue.

  5. Extremely healthy as it provides all the nutrients required for a baby’s growth and development.

  6. Breast Milk is completely free. Less disease translates into lower healthcare costs.

While we all agree that breastfeeding is the best way to feed any newborn, it still has its limitations. There are situations where breastfeeding is not always feasible. Now what to do in such situations? You may opt for feeding formulas as a one-time solution. But why take a chance when there is a perfect solution available. In situations where you are not available, your breast milk can be pumped. A simple but very handy solution.

There are several other reasons why breast pumps should be your go-to solution in such scenarios:

  1. First off, breast pumps allow all our new moms to take a break without compromising their baby’s health and safety.

  2. For our working moms who are required to return to work, breast pumps come in handy.

  3. For babies who are too sick or premature to breastfeed at birth, breast pumps allow our moms to feed their babies without any hitch.

  4. Storing excess breastmilk and keeping a steady supply will help in feeding the baby in situations where the mother is absent.

  5. Again, storing your breast milk will also help avoid feeding formula to the baby as an alternative.

  6. This also provides an excellent opportunity for the father to bond with their baby while feeding them.

  7. In some cases, newborns have a difficulty in latching. Breast Milk in such cases can be given through a bottle.

With so many reasons to use a breast pump, it is also necessary to choose the right one carefully. Remember we do not want our new moms to be in a compromising or discomforting position. Hence, we strongly recommend Romsons Manual Breast Pump

Our Manual Breast Pump ascertains a painless and smooth milk let-down with soft silicone massage cushions and a 2-Level suction ensuring maximum comfort for the mothers. The bottle is made from BPA-free plastic to store milk which is very safe for the baby. It comes with minimum attachments making it very easy to assemble. It ensures easy cleaning & sterilization after use.

Though breastfeeding is very important for the mother and the baby, we realize every pregnancy and the journey of motherhood is unique. There are instances when mothers are not able to produce milk or enough milk for their little one. In such cases, there is no need to feel depressed or beat yourself down. Over-the-counter formula milk is also gaining popularity among new moms. Speak to your doctor to discuss your options and what’s best for your baby.


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