Breastfeeding is must for a baby that’ve just borned. The only food that a new-born-baby could get is milk and the healtiest milk for human baby is human breast milk. Benefits of breastfeeeding for the baby are:
gives greater immune health, less tendency to develop allergic disease, more easily to aroused asleep, gives higher intelligence, prevent diabetes and obesity, and other long term health effects (wikipedia
Benefits of breasfeeding for the mom are:
helps to strengthen the maternal bond, release hormones that relax the mother and make her feel more nurturing toward her baby, weight loss, and other long term health effect
Also according to Wikipedia,
most mother breastfeed for six months or more, without the addition or infant formula or solid food.
Such an ironic. Mom only breasfeeded for 3 months, at the the most. I might have great immune health, less allergic disease, not diabetes nor obesity.. but I surely don’t have any strong bond (neither maternal or parental) with my mom or dad. She said that I gave up breastfeeding to her. It might be true and I believe her. It’s not her who stopped to breastfeeded, me so blame me for what will happen to me and my body.
Just the fact that I know one of the reason why I’m not that close with my family. Sorry mom I open it up.. Still love you, always.