World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated all around the world from 1 st – 7 th August with the aim of encouraging breastfeeding and improving the health of babies.
A number of organisations will work together this year for the common good to promote the role breastfeeding plays in wellbeing of mothers and babies. Breastfeeding is a choice mum makes, and it has to be the right decision for her and her baby alone. We know from the articles we read, that it can give baby a good start in life due to the antibodies, nutrients and vitamins contained in breastmilk, which can reduce infection and allergies in your little one. Breastfeeding can bring health benefits to you too. The skin- to-skin touch aids mum and baby bonding and it can help burn calories and reduce the risk of ovarian cancer. It also gives you valuable you time to sit, relax and spend time with your baby. However, it is not always right for some mums and babies, and sometimes, the inability to breastfeed can leave mum feeling she has let her baby down. Whatever you decide, then know it is the right decision for you and your little one.