Delivery method, infant diet could help in long-term health

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Delivery method, infant diet could help in long-term health

Infant diet and delivery method play a major role in contributing a long-term health to your infant. The gut composition is different in babies who born vaginally than those of C-section. Also, differences are noticed in babies who depended only on formula milk than those who fed with breast milk and formula mix.

Delivery type and feeding type make a remarkable difference in microbiome composition of infant’s gut. A microbiome is the set of microbes. These are essential for boosting the functioning of immune system.

Breastmilk assures to supply your infants with all the essential nutrients that help your baby to lead a healthy life.  

1. Healthier Weight Gain

Babies who depend on formula milk are at the increased risk of inviting various health problems. Abnormal weight gain is one of such problems. Breastfed babies gain weight in a healthy way.

2. Reduces the risk of Cancer

Breastfeeding helps in protecting your baby from various risks of cancer.

3. Lowers the risk of SIDS

Low birth weight, abnormalities in the brain, respiratory infections are the main factors that lead to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Breast milk protects your baby from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). In fact, breast milk reduces the chances of SIDS.

4. Protects from Infections

Breast milk is rich in antibodies. Hence, breast milk protects your infants from various infections. The risk of being affected by ear infections and chest infections is very less.

5. Boosts Immune System

The immune system of your baby can be boosted with the help of breast milk. Proper functioning of your immune system is important for a healthy living. A healthy immune system can be observed in breastfed babies.

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