What’s so good about breastmilk?
- It is a complex, complete food to provide your baby with all he needs – it is made up of antibodies, hormones and nutrients, as well as the right balance of proteins, fat and carbohydrates. It is designed specifically for your baby and it changes as your baby grows and develops.
- It is designed for human babies so it is easy to digest, so babies are rarely constipated.
- Its taste will change depending on the food you have been eating – so breast milk can have a faint taste of garlic and curry!
- Due to the antibodies in breast milk, babies are less likely to experience respiratory infections, urinary tract infections, glue ear, wheezing, gastrointestinal infections, diarrhea and a reduced risk of allergies.