Until the 1930's bottle feeding was just about unheard of. Up until then it was universally accepted that most new mothers could and did breastfeed. After all, that's what they are for! Infant formula was made from cows milk and became a mistaken symbol of affluence. Formula feeding increased and breastfeed sharply declined. Studies done in the 1960's repeatedly proved the superiorty of breastmilk and now, after forty years breastfeeding is once again popular and the prefered method of nourishment for babies.
Breastfeeding is easy and convenient, it's always ready to drink and just the right temperature.
Colostrum is the first milk the baby receives and passes along immunities which protect the baby.
Breastmilk is the perfect food for a babies development.
Breastfed infants have fewer illnesses, allergies and infections
Breastfeeding helps establish a bond between mother and child.
Breastfeeding helps proper jaw and mouth development.
How can partners help with breastfeeding?
Giving loving and practical support to Mom greatly contributes to the success of breastfeeding.
Holding the baby promotes skin to skin bonding with the other parent. This allows the mother a chance to attend to her own needs
Even something as simple as taking on the chores usually done by Mom while she feeds the baby can very helpful.
To read more about Kangaroo skin to skin care go to the Kangaroo Mother Care website HERE