On the occasion of World Breastfeeding Week, it is important to note that breastfeeding is extremely important for both mother and child. A mother’s milk has the right amount of nutrients and is easily digested by a baby. WHO recommends that a baby should be exclusively on breast milk for the first six months after birth. It protects the child from viruses and bacteria. Breast feeding may reduce your baby's risk of allergy, celiac disease and diabetes. It promotes healthy weight gain, helps prevent childhood obesity and makes kids smarter. All of us know that breastfeeding is beneficial for children.