mother feeding breast her baby in the bed. sleeping togetherThe World Health Organization (WHO) recommends breastfeeding as the
best source of nutrition for newborns and babies. Breast milk contains the nourishment of antibodies and nutrients for healthy development. Breastfeeding is one of the most effective means of assuring infant health and survival.

 

 

WHO recommends mothers to breastfeed during the first 6 months to offer the best nutrients for a baby’s healthy development. After this period, it is recommended to continue breastfeeding while introducing foods as part of the infant’s development with good carbohydrates, lean proteins and high vitamin and mineral rich foods.Breast milk is readily and naturally available, which helps to ensure that infants receive adequate nutrition. Breastfeeding also offers benefits to nursing mothers as it reduces the risk of breast and ovarian cancer later in life, assists with post-pregnancy weight loss and lowers rates of obesity.

Since 1992, WHO and UNICEF hold a World Week for Breastfeeding. In Europe, this week takes place around the 41st week of each year (October), which is approximately the time when a baby would be born and breastfeeding if it was conceived at the beginning of the year.

Currently, cracked and sore nipples, which can then lead to mastitis, are one of the main reasons that put mothers off from breastfeeding. Another contributor is the stress and difficulties a mother experiences when trying to manage her personal and working schedules whilst caring for their newborn. This often results in the substitution of breastfeeding for other means of nourishment

Silverette® healing mini cups will help protect your nipples throughout breastfeeding and prevent the pains and harms caused by cracks and sores. Your baby will benefit from the best nutritional source, your own breast milk, and you will share one of the most important physical and emotional bonds a mother and child can experience.

For more information from the World Health Organization on breastfeeding please CLICK HERE