Breastfeeding

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Breastfeeding is the feeding of babies and young children with milk from a woman’s breast. Doctors recommend that breastfeeding begin within the first hour of a baby’s life and continue as often and as much as the baby wants.During the first few weeks of life babies may nurse roughly every two to three hours and the duration of a feeding is usually ten to fifteen minutes on each breast. Mothers may also pump milk and store it so that it can be used later when breastfeeding is not possible.
Breastfeeding has a number of benefits to both mother and baby, which infant formula lacks.Health organizations, including the World Health Organization (WHO), recommend breastfeeding exclusively for six months.

The first milk in your breasts is called colostrum. This milk is quite thick and may be yellowish in colour. It’s very rich in protein and antibodies that will help give your baby…

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