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5 reasons why breastfeeding is good for both mother and baby

The World Health Organization recommends that all babies be breastfeed exclusively for the first six months.

Written by Longjam Dineshwori | Published : March 7, 2020 6:54 PM IST

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Woman breastfeeding her newborn.

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शिशु के दांत निकलने पर करें ये 5 काम, झटपट दूर होगी मसूड़ों से दर्द और जलन की समस्या

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Helps In Brain Development: Breastfeeding helps improve brain development in babies. The fatty substances in breast milk play role in the formation of myelin, the protective coating on the axons of neurons. Non-nutrient ingredients— including enzymes and hormones — contribute to the development of neurons during infancy. Also Read - Asian Tiger Mosquito: Man Undergoes 30 Surgeries After Getting Bitten

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Helps in cancer prevention: Several studies have linked spinach consumption to a reduced risk of prostate cancer, as well as breast cancer.

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Helps Mom Lose Weight: Breast-feeding can also help you lose weight gained during pregnancy. One study revealed that breastfeeding for at least six months leads to smaller waist and hip circumference for mothers – years after delivery.  Also Read - 6 Advice For Diabetes Patients During The Cold Season