First week of August is the World Breastfeeding Week
Breast milk contains antibodies which are crucial to your baby health, particularly during the first six months of their life. Antibodies help fight a number of virus, bacteria, and other infections, thus protecting your baby.
Additionally, a 2009 German study found that breastfed infants are at a lower risk of SIDs (Sudden Infant Death), thus proving the importance of breastfeeding yet again.
Breastfeeding for better emotional and mental well-being of infants
Amazingly, breastfeeding also assures mothers of the emotional well-being of their child as it promotes physical closeness, and body-to-body touch.
Not just that, research has shown that babies who were breastfed during initial stages of life have higher IQs and show higher levels of sound mental health. Thus, breastfeeding goes a long way in promoting emotional and mental stability in your child.