World Breastfeeding Week Aug 1-7 2014

On the World breastfeeding week 1 Aug- 7 2014 I would like to wish all the lactating mother’s a very happy breastfeeding week. Being a lactating mom of an 8 month old son, I would love to share that – When you choose to breastfeed, you make an investment in your baby’s future. Every woman’s journey to motherhood is different, but one of the first decisions a new mom makes is how to feed her child.

World Breastfeeding week 2014

Breastfeeding allows you to make the food that is perfect for your baby. Your milk gives your baby the healthy start that will last a lifetime. In addition to containing all the vitamins and nutrients your baby needs in the first six months of life, breast milk is packed with disease-fighting substances that protect your baby from illness.

Here’s a look at some of the most important benefits breastfeeding offers you and your baby.

  • Breastfeeding protects your baby from a long list of illnesses.
  • Breastfeeding can protect your baby from developing allergies.
  • Breastfeeding may boost your child’s intelligence.
  • Breastfeeding may protect your child from obesity.
  • Breastfed babies are better at eating until their hunger is satisfied, leading to healthier eating patterns as they grow.
  • Breast milk contains less insulin than formula. (Insulin stimulates the creation of fat.)
  • Breastfed babies have more leptin in their system, a hormone that researchers believe plays a role in regulating appetite and fat.
  • Compared with breastfed babies, formula-fed infants gain weight more rapidly in the first weeks of life. This rapid weight gain is associated with later obesity.
  • Breastfeeding can reduce mother stress level and mother’s risk of postpartum depression.
  • Breastfeeding may reduce mother’s risk of some types of cancer.

    Enjoy every moment and enjoy motherhood!

Dietitian Lavleen

Dietitian Lavleen

***Winner of Best Dietitian in Chandigarh in 2015 organised by Global lifestyle awards. Most promising Youngest dietitian in 2016 organised by International health care awards. Best innovative class in 2017 organised by Global achievers forum. Weight loss specialist - Chandigarh, diet consultations, online diet plans - 7 years experience in Nutrition and Dietetics - Worked at PGIMER and Inscol hospitals.*** My passion is helping others achieve their health goals through optimal nutrition and diet. "Don't diet, rather eat correct food!" It has always been my dream to create and promote good health and fitness through good food. My aim is to guide, educate and motivate my patients about how healthy eating can contribute in bringing health, wealth and happiness together in their lifestyle.

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