Truth Frequency Radio
Nov 09, 2013

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Many women want to breastfeed their babies, but few know just how much it can benefit their child’s health. In addition to halving obesity risk and saving your child’s life from numerous other issues, breastfeeding has been shown to dramatically improve a child’s brain power, especially when done for multiple months.

Many mothers already know that breastfeeding is a wonderful bonding experience that helps to create the ‘cuddle’ hormone, oxytocin, between themselves and their babies. This fact alone would seem to be enough reason to breast feed if at all possible, but it turns out that breast feeding also reduces the incident of infant disease by boosting their immune systems – and helps their minds develop more fully. What’s more, the fat helps to support eye development and nervous system development as well.

A study carried out by researchers from Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health in the US found that healthy fats in mother’s breast milk, primarily docosahexaenoic fatty acid (DHA), is what helped infant’s brains to develop more fully. This polyunsaturated fat is highly concentrated in the neuronal membranes in the brain, especially when babies are just coming into the world.