Benefits of breastfeeding for the baby
- Breast milk contains everything a baby needs: protein, fat, lactose, vitamins, iron, minerals, water and enzymes, in the precise quantities needed for optimal growth and development.
- Babies who are breastfed are healthier. Breast milk contains substances that prevent harmful bacteria from developing in the intestines that cause intestinal infections and diarrhoea.
- Breast milk is clean, free of bacteria and provides protection against infections.
- Breast milk is always the right temperature and does not need to be prepared; it's ready when your baby needs it.