Why You Should Never Deny Your Baby The Nourishment Of Breastfeeding
As a Dietetic Practitioner, I am able to say that the breast is one of the most important natural endowments to humanity. It provides the very first and most important nourishment for one’s life – from the first milk called colostrum to the last drop a baby ingests at age 6 months or 2 years.
The nutrients and energy milk from the breast provides are irreplaceable, indispensable and very critical to how a baby will turn out cognitively and physically in later life.
More so, current extensive research has established a link between intake of breast milk substitutes – infant formula and animal milk – and chronic conditions like obesity, diabetes, deranged cholesterols, hypertension, even cancers.
As the world marks 'World Breastfeeding Week' – under the slogan "Breastfeeding: Foundation of Life" – never deny your creation and yourself, even, the amazing lifetime benefits of breastfeeding for the reason of 'preserving the asethetic value of your breasts', or any other.
Denying your innocent baby particularly of the goodies of breastfeeding is as cunning as senseless. The Corporate Dietician and Ghana Dietetic Association (Southern Sector) endorse and encourage breastfeeding!
FOOD IS YOUR BEST MEDICINE.
PAA KWESI HACKMAN (RD, MSc)
~Registered Dietician & Nutritionist
~Secretary, Ghana Dietetic Association (Southern Sector)