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Top 10 reasons why mother's milk is best

  1. A mother’s milk is always best for their babies. Any amount of breastfeeding has a positive effect and the longer you breastfeed the longer the protection lasts. 
     
  2. Babies don’t need anything apart for their mother’s milk for the first six months. The mother’s milk helps protect the baby from: gastroenteritis and diarrhoea; chest infections; urine infections; ear infections; allergies (asthma and eczema); diabetes and childhood obesity.
     
  3. A mother’s milk is natural and is designed just for your baby. 4500 species of mammals make their own milk for their babies.  No formula has ever come close to a Mother’s milk, a mother’s milk provides complete nutrition plus a cocktail of antibodies designed to protect the baby from infections.
     
  4. Breast feeding provides health benefits for the Mother. Breast feeding has been proven to help protect the mother against: breast cancer; ovarian cancer; diabetes and osteoporosis.
     
  5. Breast feeding is convenient. Over the course of a year making up 2000 bottles will take over 200 hours worth of preparation.
     
  6. Breast feeding is free. Over a year, Formula feeding can cost over £600.
     
  7. Breast feeding helps build a bond between mother and baby. Just like skin to skin, breast feeding releases the bonding hormone, Oxytocin, which provides a feeling of closeness between the mother and the baby.
     
  8. Breast feeding will help you regain your figure more quickly. Breast feeding burns on average about 500 calories per day, which is the equivalent as an hour long strenuous treadmill workout in the gym. 
     
  9. Help normalize breastfeeding and spread a positive breastfeeding message to society. Join celebrities such as Gwen Stefani, Penelope Cruz, Meryl Streep, Madona and Beyonce in promoting your breastfeeding experience.
     
  10. Support is available across North Wales. Don’t worry if you are struggling. Support is available across North Wales (trained peer supporters, local groups for Mum’s with new babies, local Facebook groups as well as support from your local Midwife and Health Visitor