Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Advantages of breastfeeding continued

I had to leave my daughter to travel after three weeks of age. I left her with my mum because the travelling was very essential and I could not go with her.So, I stopped breastfeeding her at three weeks! The rest was bottlefeeding. However, when I had my son, I decided to compensate for what I did not do for my daughter, so I breastfed him for 2 years. As I observe both of them growing, the difference is very very clear. My daughter is too independent. can only allow me to carry her for a few seconds but my son loves attachment, likes frequent hugs and likes so much to be curdled. I do not regret the journey I made that caused me to stop breastfeeding my daughter to early. I just wish I could sudstitute another thing for the bond. but the fact is there is a type of bond that breastfeeding does that bottle feeding does not do, so if you choose to bottle feed, please compliment with the breast.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Advantages of breastfeeding

To achieve the desired results, the recommended span of breastfeeding is at least 6 months. Those desired results include:
1. Bonding of mother and child: Here, six months is a good span of time for a baby to recognize the mother's voice, the mother's body odor, the mother's face, and feel of skin.
2. Transfer of immunity from mother to child.
3. Trust.

Monday, June 15, 2009

How long should I breastfeed?

To achieve the very best results, breastfeeding should be done for at least 6 months.