x Eve Woman Wellness Readers Lounge Leisure and Travel My Man Bridal Health Parenting Reproductive Health About Us Digital News Videos Opinions Cartoons Education E-Paper Lifestyle & Entertainment Nairobian Entertainment Eve Woman Travelog TV Stations KTN Home KTN News BTV KTN Farmers TV Radio Stations Radio Maisha Spice FM Vybez Radio Enterprise BULK SMS E-Learning Digger Classified The Standard Group Corporate Contact Us Rate Card Vacancies DCX O.M Portal Corporate Email RMS
x

10 Facts on breastfeeding

Baby Care By Joy Wanja
Photo; Courtesy

Breastfeeding should begin within one hour of birth and should be on demand, as often as the child wants day and night.

ALSO READ: Men have a critical role to play in breastfeeding during COVID-19 pandemic

It’s safe and contains antibodies that help protect infants from common childhood illness such as diarrhea and pneumonia.

Breastmilk is readily available and affordable, which helps to ensure that infants get adequate nutrition.

Exclusive breastfeeding reduces risks of breast and ovarian cancer, type II diabetes, and postpartum depression for the nursing mother.

Adolescents and adults who were breastfed as babies are less likely to be overweight or obese.

Breastmilk is the natural first food for babies; it provides all the energy and nutrients that the infant needs for the first months of life.

Breastmilk promotes sensory and cognitive development and protects the infant against infectious and chronic diseases.

Exclusive breastfeeding reduces infant mortality due to common childhood illnesses such as diarrhea or pneumonia, and helps for a quicker recovery during illness.

ALSO READ: Mac Otani’s heartbreaking breastfeeding challenge with ailing wife

Share this article

RELATED STORIES

Stay Ahead!

Access premium content only available
to our subscribers.

Support independent journalism
×
Log in
Support independent journalism
Create an account    Forgot Password
Create An Account
Support independent journalism
I have an account Log in
Reset Password
Support independent journalism
Log in