But once the hub’s thank-you notes for the birth are sent out, many people stop doing it again. Either it doesn’t really work out and they don’t get any real help – or the advertising of the substitute milk manufacturers convinces them of the convenience of the job. Studies have shown that breastfeeding children for a long time has many positive effects.
It is now proven what natural people instinctively know, namely that breast milk strengthens the immune system. Besides, breast milk is always available, optimally tempered and does not have to be prepared separately. Whether increased intelligence in breastfed children can actually be attributed to earlier breastfeeding is still questionable, however. It is possible that women who choose to breastfeed and are not discouraged from doing so at the first few failed attempts are simply smarter themselves – which is reflected in the genes of their offspring?
Well digestible and optimally composed
The fact is that breast milk is optimal for babies to digest, protects against illness and infection – and also provides the necessary security. The composition of breast milk provides all the nutrients needed by babies throughout the different stages of life. Because newborns need different milk than one-year-olds – this art of the ideal milk composition is also done by mother nature quite automatically. Breastfeeding also strengthens the important bond between mother and child. Women who have breastfed also have a lower risk of breast cancer – advantages that should not be underestimated.
Women were breastfeeding too early
A recent study (published in the u.S. Journal "jama") has now looked at the relationship between breastfeeding and later ideal body weight and weight at birth. The prevention of obesity is one of the main topics. It seems logical that children who cannot be overfed by breastfeeding from the beginning are well rested for later years, since – beyond the typical "baby fat" – they are able to eat a lot of food out" – hardly putting on any body fat for the time being. Besides, sucking on the breast is quite exhausting, at least compared to the bottle.
The aforementioned study (surprisingly financed by a.A. By the "nestle nutrition institute") came to the official conclusion that breastfeeding is not a secret weapon against later obesity. However, the results regarding breastfeeding beyond six months – as strongly recommended by WHO – were sadly very sparse. Only eleven percent of the participants had not yet stopped at this point, although they belonged to the important control group. Thus, there are no really meaningful studies, since most mothers simply switch to substitute milk too soon or. Feeding.