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Q. Is it necessary to exclusively breastfeed a newborn?

Answered by
Dr. Uzma Arqam
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 16, 2019

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Why more mothers are choosing to exclusively breastfeed? Why does it work for them?



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Breastfeeding is actually easy if mother has the required amount of milk to fulfill the baby's requirements. Breastfeeding transfer immunity to the baby, prepare his or her body to resist against disease and is sterile as well means no need to prepare it and any arrangements required to prepare it.

It has all the necessary ingredients that are easily digestible by just developing a newborn digestive system. Many enzymes and hormones in early days of life are not established to digest food and even just Cow's milk so in this phase breast milk is the best option for a healthy baby as easily digestible and available.

Breast milk does not need to prepare and to have arrangements for sterile bottles, boiled water as powder mill requires. Breast emptying is necessary to increase milk production and avoid infection or breast engorgement that is why mothers need emptying both breasts properly. Breastfeeding is a natural way of mother and child bonding that is enjoyed by the mother as well as the baby.

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