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  1. Social and Economic Benefits of Breastfeeding The benefits of breastfeeding go beyond health considerations. Mothers who nurse their children enjoy social and economic advantages as well. For example: Women who breastfeed avoid the financial burden of buying infant formula, an average expense of $800 per year. Breast-fed babies are less likely to need excessive medical attention as they grow. In one study, a group of formula-fed infants had $68,000 in health care costs in a six-month period, while an equal number of nursing babies had only $4,000 of similar expenses.
  2. Benefits to the Mother Studies indicate that breastfeeding helps improve mothers' health, as well as their children's. A woman grows both physically and emotionally from the relationship she forms with her baby. Just as a woman's breast milk is designed specifically to nourish the body of an infant, the production and delivery of this milk aids her own health. For example: Breastfeeding helps a woman to lose weight after birth. Mothers burn many calories during lactation as their bodies produce milk. In fact, some of the weight gained during pregnancy serves as an energy source for lactation. Breastfeeding releases a hormone in the mother (oxytocin) that causes the uterus to return to its normal size more quickly. When a woman gives birth and proceeds to nurse her baby, she protects herself from becoming pregnant again too soon, a form of birth control found to be 98 percent effective -- more effective than a diaphragm or condom. Scientists believe this process prevents more births worldwide than all forms of contraception combined. In Africa, breastfeeding prevents an estimated average of four births per woman, and in Bangladesh it prevents an estimated average of 6.5 births per woman. Breastfeeding appears to reduce the mother's risk of developing osteoporosis in later years. Although mothers experience bone-mineral loss during breastfeeding, their mineral density is replenished and even increased after lactation. Diabetic women improve their health by breastfeeding. Not only do nursing infants have increased protection from juvenile diabetes, the amount of insulin that the mother requires postpartum goes down. Women who lactate for a total of two or more years reduce their chances of developing breast cancer by 24 percent. Women who breastfeed their children have been shown to be less likely to develop uterine, endometrial or ovarian cancer. The emotional health of the mother may be enhanced by the relationship she develops with her infant during breastfeeding, resulting in fewer feelings of anxiety and a stronger sense of connection with her baby. A woman's ability to produce all of the nutrients that her child needs can provide her with a sense of confidence. Researchers have pointed out that the bond of a nursing mother and child is stronger than any other human contact. Holding the child to her breast provides most mothers with a more powerful psychological experience than carrying the fetus inside her uterus. The relationship between mother and child is rooted in the interactions of breastfeeding. This feeling sets the health and psychological foundation for years to come.
  3. Benefits to the Child Later in Life Some benefits of breastfeeding become apparent as the child grows older. Among the benefits demonstrated by research: Infants who are breast-fed longer have fewer dental cavities throughout their lives. Several recent studies have shown that children who were breast-fed are significantly less likely to become obese later in childhood. Formula feeding is linked to about a 20 to 30 percent greater likelihood that the child will become obese. Children who are exclusively breast-fed during the first three months of their lives are 34 percent less likely to develop juvenile, insulin-dependent diabetes than children who are fed formula. Breastfeeding may also decrease the risk of childhood cancer in children under 15 years of age. Formula-fed children are eight times more likely to develop cancer than children who are nursed for more than six months. (It is important to note that children who are breast-fed for less than six months do not appear to have any decreased cancer risk compared to bottle-fed children.) As children grow into adults, several studies have shown that people who were breast-fed as infants have lower blood pressure on average than those who were formula-fed. Thus, it is not surprising that other studies have shown that heart disease is less likely to develop in adults who were breast-fed in infancy. Significant evidence suggests that breast-fed children develop fewer psychological, behavioral and learning problems as they grow older. Studies also indicate that cognitive development is increased among children whose mothers choose to breastfeed. In researching the psychological benefits of breast milk, one researcher found that breast-fed children were, on average, more mature, assertive and secure with themselves as they developed.
  4. Benefits to the Child in the First Years of Life Breast milk is a unique combination of nutrients essential to a child's health, and cannot be duplicated by any laboratory formula. It provides a number of health advantages beginning at birth and continuing throughout a child's life. In fact, a large number of the health problems today's children face might be decreased, or even prevented, by breastfeeding the infant exclusively for at least the first six months of life. The longer the mother breastfeeds, the more likely her child will get the health benefits of breastfeeding. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that mothers breastfeed for at least the first year of a child's life and continue until they both feel they are ready to stop. In the first six months, the baby should be nourished exclusively by breast milk. The slow introduction of iron-enriched foods may complement the breastfeeding in the second half of the first year. Breast milk without supplements during the first six months reduces the possibility of food contamination due to tainted water or malnutrition as a result of over-diluted formula. Therefore, the child should be nursed without the interference of water, sugar water, juices, or formulas, unless a specific medical condition indicates otherwise. The AAP asserts that breast milk has the perfect balance of nutrients for the infant. It is by itself enough sustenance for approximately the first six months of life and should follow as the child's staple throughout the first year. A variety of studies have demonstrated that breastfeeding increases a child's immunity to disease and infection: Many studies show that breastfeeding strengthens the immune system. During nursing, the mother passes antibodies to the child, which help the child resist diseases and help improve the normal immune response to certain vaccines. Respiratory illness is far more common among formula-fed children. In fact, an analysis of many different research studies concluded that infants fed formula face a threefold greater risk of being hospitalized with a severe respiratory infection than do infants breast-fed for a minimum of four months. Diarrheal disease is three to four times more likely to occur in infants fed formula than those fed breast milk. Breastfeeding has been shown to reduce the likelihood of ear infections, and to prevent recurrent ear infections. Ear infections are a major reason that infants take multiple courses of antibiotics. In developing countries, differences in infection rates can seriously affect an infant's chances for survival. For example, in Brazil, a formula-fed baby is 14 times more likely to die than an exclusively breast-fed baby. Researchers have observed a decrease in the probability of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in breast-fed infants. Another apparent benefit from breastfeeding may be protection from allergies. Eczema, an allergic reaction, is significantly rarer in breast-fed babies. A review of 132 studies on allergy and breastfeeding concluded that breastfeeding appears to help protect children from developing allergies, and that the effect seems to be particularly strong among children whose parents have allergies.
  5. Intend to breast feeding? Have you get ready your breastpump before your EDD? Let's talk about your idea/dream breastpump here.
  6. I am considering this 2 brands. Maclaren roughly i have the idea, but peg-perego i just found out this brand which looks good too. May I get advise from you all? I like peg-perego because of its design.
  7. I am planning to hold my wedding reception in KL Hilton ballroom. Tried several times to contact them via their website but no response. Can anyone provide me contact info? THANK!
  8. can anyone provide me KL Hilton wedding ballroom contact number or mailing address? I tried to mail them many times via their official website but no response. THANK!
  9. I am looking for wedding banquet for 2012, area around bandar utama as our oversea relatives will be staying in apartment at bandar utama there. Currently we are looking into one world hotel. But before I make decision, is there any you girls can suggest me? that is near by bandar Utama or anywhere? Cannot too far as our over relatives all need transportation, very leceh if too far.
  10. where can I view their port folio ya? How much is their service on the actual day?
  11. I think very worthy because my FH just got me a 0.75carat, E color, Heart and arrow cutting, VSI, 10kSGD. Where you see the rock?
  12. My FH and I will going to spend our new year eve in Tanjung jara, 4D3N/5D4N(still deciding)....beside in the hotel, anything we can go around terrengganu or nearby there? maybe can have 1 day tour in nearby places...please advise :)
  13. I had came across from BVLGARI, CARTIER, and TIFFINY & CO wedding band designs.....However, so far I am interested in only BVLGARI's as they have a nice design for my fiance. But before I make my desicion, I am actually looking for any other luxury brands....can anyone suggest to me? THANK!
  14. is ok.....girls..... I not yet attend to photoshooting as my wedding is end of next year. my fiance said too early take the photos, later the look different de. I took note that not to put the link up in future to avoid any misunderstanding. Thank girls for your remind :))
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