BREASTFEEDING




Breastfeeding,
benefits, information,
Breast milk is the
ideal form of nutrition
for newborns.




WHAT IS BREASTFEEDING

ADVANTAGES OF BREASTFEEDING

NUTRITION

BREASTFEEDING LINKS



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WHAT
IS
BREASTFEEDING?




WHAT
IS
BREASTFEEDING?

Breastfeeding, also called nursing,
can be an easy and inexpensive way
for a mother to feed her child.

According to the American Academy of
Pediatrics (AAP) Policy Statement on
Breastfeeding, women who donít have
health problems should exclusively
breastfeed their infants for at least
the first six months of life.

The AAP suggests that women try to
breastfeed for the first 12 months of
life because of the benefits to both
the mother and baby.



American Academy of Pediatrics
http://www.aap.org/



National Institute of Child
Health and Human Development

http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/Breastfeeding.cfm/




BREASTFEEDING
Breastfeeding is the process
of a woman feeding an infant
or young child with milk from
her breasts.

Babies have a sucking reflex
that enables them to suck and
swallow milk.

Also important in the process
is an effective latch, a normal
frenulum, and an adequate milk
supply.




LATCH
In breastfeeding, 'latch' refers to
the baby's orientation with respect
to the woman.



Wikipedia
THE FREE ENCYCLOPEDIA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breastfeeding




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ADVANTAGES
OF
BREASTFEEDING




ADVANTAGES
OF
BREASTFEEDING

Nursing can be a wonderful experience
for both mother and baby. It provides
ideal nourishment and a special bonding
experience that many nursing mothers
cherish.


Some of the many
benefits of
breastfeeding.


Infection-fighting.
Antibodies passed from a nursing
mother to her baby can help lower
the occurrence of many conditions,
including:

ear infections
diarrhea
respiratory infections
meningitis.

Other factors help to protect a
breastfed baby from infection by
contributing to the infant's immune
system by increasing the barriers
to infection and decreasing the
growth of organisms like bacteria
and viruses.

Breastfeeding is particularly beneficial
for premature babies and may also protect
children against:

allergies
asthma
diabetes
obesity
sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)

As a group, formula-fed infants have more
infections and more hospitalizations than
do breastfed babies.




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NUTRITION




NUTRITION
Nutrition and ease of digestion.
Often called the "perfect food"
for a human baby's digestive
system, breast milk's components,
lactose, protein (whey and casein),
and fat - are easily digested by a
newborn's immature system.

As a group, formula-fed infants have
more difficulty with digestion than
do breastfed infants. Breast milk
tends to be more easily digested so
that breastfed babies have fewer
incidences of diarrhea or a case
of constipation.

Breast milk also naturally contains
all the vitamins and minerals that
a newborn requires.



KIDS HEALTH
http://www.kidshealth.org/parent/growth/feeding/breast_bottle_feeding.html/




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BREASTFEEDING
LINKS




American Academy of Pediatrics
http://www.aap.org/

BABY CENTRE
http://www.babycentre.co.uk/

Black Women's health
http://www.blackwomenshealth.org/

BREASTFEEDING.com
http://www.breastfeeding.com/

BreastFeeding Basics
http://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/

Breastfeeding Guide
http://babychangingstation.com/breastfeeding/

Breastfeeding NHS
http://www.breastfeeding.nhs.uk/

Guide to International Airline Breastfeeding Policies by Continent
http://www.e-aircraftsupply.com/aircraft_products/file/international-airline-breastfeeding-guide.aspx

INFO FOR HEALTH
http://www.infoforhealth.org/

Jane's Breastfeeding Resources
http://www.breastfeeding.co.uk/

KEEP KIDS HEALTHY
http://www.keepkidshealthy.com/

KIDS HEALTH
http://www.kidshealth.org/

La Leche League
International

http://www.lalecheleague.org/

National Institute of Child
Health and Human Development

http://www.nichd.nih.gov/

Plan International
http://www.plan-international.org/

Planned Parenthood
http://www.plannedparenthood.org/

Womens Health.gov
http://www.4woman.gov/

World Alliance for Breastfeeding
Action : WABA

http://www.waba.org.my/



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