World Breastfeeding Week: benefits for the baby and the mother

Under the motto “Protecting breastfeeding: a shared responsibility” from August 1 to 7, World Breastfeeding Week is commemorated and the Health Directorate points out the benefits for the baby and the mother.

Benefits for the baby
-Breast milk contains all the nutrients that the baby needs during the first six months of life.
-Protects your immune system.
-Reduces the risk of asthma and allergies.
-Easier to digest than artificial feeding.
-Lower childhood obesity rate

Benefits for the mother
-Breastfeeding accelerates the recovery of the mother.
-Lower risk of hypertension and postpartum depression.
-Reduces the risk of breast and ovarian cancer.
-Helps the mineralization of the bones.
-Economic savings in the family.