Child Health and Diseases specialist Dr. Professor Murat Cömert said, “Breast milk also contains all the nutrients necessary for your baby’s development. The biggest goal of every mother is to be able to feed her baby only with breast milk for the first six months. Breastfeeding a mother’s baby has great benefits for both mother and baby.
BENEFITS OF BREAST MILK FOR YOUR BABY
Dr. Professor Murat Cömert explained the benefits of breast milk to the baby as follows:
“First of all, breast milk is always ready. The temperature is at the most suitable temperature for your baby. Secondly, the first breast milk that comes in is called colostrum. Your baby’s first vaccine is the milk we call this colostrum. This milk strengthens your baby’s immunity and protects him from infections. Third, breastfeeding your baby relaxes him, relaxes him, reduces gas pains, and helps him fall asleep faster. Fourthly, the content of breast milk is the most ideal food in terms of nutrition.”
Stating that the fifth benefit is that breastfeeding significantly reduces the chance of developing middle ear infections in your baby, Dr. Cömert said, “Thanks to the preservatives it contains, it has the feature of protecting your baby against microbes. It has been observed that IQ levels are higher in adulthood as the total duration of breastfeeding increases. Breastfeeding will reduce your baby’s risk of becoming overweight or obese later in life and into adulthood. Breastfeeding will reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in later life. Thanks to breast milk, babies will be less likely to catch infectious diseases such as diarrhea, pneumonia and allergic diseases and grow up healthier.
BENEFITS OF BREASTFEEDING FOR MOTHER
Explaining the benefits of breastfeeding for the mother, Dr. Faculty Member Murat Cömert said:
“Breastfeeding helps establish a bond between mother and baby and reduces postpartum maternal depression. Thanks to the hormones secreted during breastfeeding, the mother relaxes more, feels better and sleep problems are reduced. Breastfeeding mothers return to their old weight more easily. As the total duration of breastfeeding increases, the risk of breast and ovarian cancer decreases. All of the studies have shown how precious breast milk is for babies. The foundations of healthy societies are laid with breastfeeding, where mother-infant bonding is strong. Exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months will be the greatest legacy you will give to your baby.”