Breastfeeding Provides Ideal Nutrition for Babies

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Hi I'm Doctor Tanya Altman, are you wondering if breastfeeding is right for your new baby? Absolutely. Breast milk is the perfect brand of nutrition for your baby's optimal growth and development. In fact the composition of breast milk changes as your baby grows, to benefit her at each stage of development.

It's also easier for your baby to digest and unlikely to trigger an allergic reaction. The special antibodies in breast milk boost your babies delicate immune system so your little one will have fewer ear infections, vomiting, diarrhoea, pneumonia and other illnesses. It's even good for the whole family since breastfed babies are sick less often, there're fewer germs to be shared with other family members.

And the benefits continue long after your baby stops nursing. Breastfeeding can help lower the risk of childhood allergies, asthma, diabetes and obesity. It also lowers the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS and you'll both enjoy the strong mental and emotional bond that comes with breastfeeding.

I'm Dr. Altman from more tips to boost your child's well-being, watch all our HealthSmart videos.