Today we are going to go through breastfeeding and how good it is for the baby
We have covered some scientific researches and also we are presenting what the mothers had to say about it.
Most important benefit that all the researches are talking about is brain development and how breastfeeding busts brain development in infants.
The research from PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] shows development of toddlers brain using only breastfeeding milk, combination with formula milk and breastfeeding milk and baby drinking only formula milk. The brain development was measured using baby friendly MRI. There were noticeable developments in the babies who were fed exclusively with breastfeeding milk. The extra developments were in parts of the brain who are associated with language, emotions, function and cognition. Also the study showed that breastfed group had 20 to 30 percent faster growth of myelinated white matter of the brain.
Newest research witch is from University of North Carolina is about babies exclusively fed on breast milk and how this improves micro biomes and gut stability. The babies fed exclusively with breast milk were more suitable for transition to solid foods mostly because of Bifidobacterium – type of bacteria that is very beneficial for the digestion. So in these babies transition from breast milk to solid foods goes smooth and with little or no stomach aches and no colic.
Gut microbiomes also play a role in obesity, allergies and gastrointestinal problems. So having this in mind and the previous stated about stomach aches and colic and mostly brain development , it is strongly recommended to breastfeed your baby if you can. Even the American Academy of Pediatrics has recommendation on breastfeeding, their recommendation is that babies be exclusively breastfed for about the first 6 months of life but should continue to breastfeed for a year.