What are the benefits of breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding has many benefits for your baby. Breast milk is rich in nutrients. It contains antibodies, which help protect your baby against infections. And it helps to prevent babies from developing allergies as they grow.

Breastfeeding also has benefits for mothers.

It is clean and simple as you don't have to wash bottles or mix formula. It is cheaper than using formula. It helps the uterus contract back to normal size after having been stretched during pregnancy. It delays the return of periods (although you shouldn't count on it to prevent pregnancy). And it helps make time for you to be close to your baby.