Breast milk is the ideal food for any baby, for the best growth and development mentally, emotionally and physically. It is not only important for a baby, but has many benefits for the mother, namely: helping her lose the postpartum pounds easily after birth and it also helps prevent postpartum depression.
The mother should try to educate herself on potential breastfeeding problems. Read through our
breastfeeding information site map,
if you would like to educate yourself on breastfeeding and the problems that may arise.
A mother can get involved in a breastfeeding support group.
Make it clear at the hospital that you intend on nursing exclusively.
Mothers who are returning to work can also breastfeed exclusively by pumping during the day and breastfeeding at night.
The Advantages of Breastfeeding Exclusively
Babies who are exclusively breastfed recover quicker from colds and infections. Breast milk also prevents babies from becoming sick.
Family planning and spacing advantages. Read more about lactation amenorrhea here (when breastfeeding delays your period and fertility).
It reduces the chances of ovarian and breast cancer in the mother.
If you are exclusively breastfeeding, you won’t need to buy expensive supplements or bottles.