According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), it is crucial for mothers to breastfeed their newborn for the first six months and it is recommended to continue for up to two years and beyond (http://www.who.int/features/factfiles/breastfeeding/en/). New mothers would have learned the basics of breastfeeding in the hospital from a nurse. But our nannies will be providing further guidance to support the mother on breastfeeding.
– A healthier baby with stronger immune system as breast milk have all the right amount of nutrients and natural antibodies for the baby to grow.
– Promotes faster weight loss after birth, burning about 400 extra calories a day to build and maintain a milk supply.
– Stimulates the uterus to contract and return to its normal size.
– A better bond with baby as you will be able to read your baby’s ‘satiety cues’ a little better. According to Heather Kelly, an international board-certified lactation consultant in New York City and a member of the Bravado Breastfeeding Information Council’s advisory board, “unlike with a bottle, you can’t see how much he’s eaten. So, you have to rely on your own instincts and your baby’s behaviour to know when your baby is full.“
Some mothers may be concerned if they do not produce enough milk for their baby, that is where our confinement lady will be able to help by preparing the right nutritional food and soups that will help the mothers to produce more breast milk.