Breast milk is the perfect food for the baby.
It is recommended to exclusively breastfeed during the first 6 months of life and to maintain it until at least one year old, even if other foods have been introduced.
Breast milk has the right amount of nutrients such as proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals that the baby requires during this stage of his life, as well as a set of antibodies that will protect him against certain diseases. On the other hand, it is easier to digest than infant formula, so babies who are breastfed tend to have less gas, colic, or constipation.
Breastfeeding has a number of benefits for the mother.
Breastfeeding releases the hormone oxytocin, which induces contraction of the uterus, speeding it back to its normal size and reducing postpartum bleeding. It also contributes to reducing the weight that was gained during pregnancy and there are studies that indicate a protective factor against breast and ovarian cancer in women who breastfed.