Breastfeeding provides many benefits for you and your baby, from better health outcomes to saving money. Here at KRISHNAM we believe breastfeeding is best and have collected this information for you so you can see this too! Breast milk provides the perfect nutrition for your baby and has many other benefits for not just your baby , but you as well.
Helps to protect your baby from infections, as breast milk contains immune factors1.
- Straight after birth and for the first few days of breastfeeding, your breast milk contains colostrum, which is full of antibodies that help protect your baby from infections2.
- Continuing breastfeeding is important to make sure your baby will benefit from the antibodies in your breast milk on an ongoing basis. As you come into contact with new infections, your baby will automatically get some immunity from them too.
Helps your baby become a lifelong healthy eater3
- Your breast milk is uniquely tailored to your baby and, incredibly, the food you eat while breastfeeding can influence their taste preferences throughout weaning and beyond4,5.
Helps reduce your baby’s chances of having diarrhoea or vomiting6