- Breastfed children are at reduced risk of diabetes and obesity
- Breastfeeding provides antibodies to baby for fighting virus or bacteria
- It reduces risk of diarrhoea and infection
World Breastfeeding Week starts today, August 1 and will go on till August 7. This week is meant to raise awareness about breastfeeding and just how important is for the mother and the baby. Breastfeeding is an important step towards developing mother-child bonding. According to the American Academy of Paediatrics and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, newborns should be breastfed exclusively for the 6 months. Thereafter, breastfeeding is recommended for another year along with foods like vegetables, fruits, grains and proteins. Breastmilk provides ideal nutrition for infants and has nearly the prefect blend of vitamins, proteins and fat for the baby. These nutrients are all that your baby needs to grow and stay healthy.