We have been reiterating that breast milk is a boon for your baby. It is filled with nutrients and all the nourishment that your kid needs. Breast milk promotes your baby's immune system and ensures that the baby is protected from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) middle ear infections diabetes and decreases the risk of developing psychological disorders Asthma Eczema etc. Breastfeeding also has a positive effect on the mother. World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months; after that complementary feeding is to be introduced. Breastfeeding should however continue till at least 1 year of age.