Breastmilk contains antibodies which when passed from the nursing mother to the breastfeeding infant, helps in fight infections like ear infections, diarrhea, respiratory infections and meningitis.
Breast milk is often called the "perfect food" for a human baby's digestive system.
3) Easily Digestible
Formula-fed infants find it more difficult to digest their formula food than do breastfed infants. Breast milk tends to be more easily digested so that breastfed babies have fewer incidences of diarrhea or constipation. Breast milk is a natural source of all the vitamins and minerals that a newborn requires.
4) Always Available & Fresh
No Sturlation is required.
5) Fights Obesity
6) Smart Food
Babies exclusively breastfed for 6 months also grow up into children who have IQs 5 to 10 points higher than children who were formula fed.
7) Bonding between Mother & Baby increases
As a nursing mother, you can really enjoy the experience of bonding so closely with your baby, with the skin-to-skin contact able to enhance the emotional connection between mother and baby.
8) Mothers Gain
Advantages to the nursing mothers who feed their babies breastmilk are several. It helps a new mother feel confident in her ability to care for her baby, helps her burn calories, helps shrink the uterus, so nursing moms may be able to return to their pre-pregnancy shape and weight quicker. It also helps her lower the risk of premenopausal breast cancer and the risk of uterine and ovarian cancer.