Human milk is nature’s perfect baby food.
My first grandchild is 23 months old now and I’m proud to say that my daughter still breastfeeds her. Georyl is very active and a happy healthy baby. She was delivered through caesarean section and her mom breastfed her with less difficulty few hours after giving birth . Georyl has been exclusively breastfed during the first six months.
I have four children. My eldest daughter was breastfed for only one month because I had to leave her for work eight hours during the day. My next children, however, have each been breastfed for more than a year . That time, I had already learned to implement efficient strategies to successful breastfeeding even if I had to work. When I was away, I had to pump out my milk in a bottle and send it home for the baby.
As we know, breastfeeding continues to offer health benefits into and after toddlerhood. These benefits include increase intelligence and decrease risks of childhood health problems such as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) ,psychological disorders and malnutrition, among others.
Breastfeeding also provides innumerable health benefits to the mother and reduces the risk of breast cancer later in life.
For moms out there, if it is possible, please do try to breastfeed your babies. It’s worth the sacrifice and what more can I say – it’s costless but priceless !!!