Breastfeeding has long been known to be an amazing natural force.
Breast milk helps babies resistance to disease, It can help prevent it development of cough, it helps the ability to learn, and more. Breastfeeding is also associated with reduced risk of sudden infant infections (SIDS), but until recently the growth was not known.
SIDS and sudden and unexpected death of a baby under one year of age. Unfortunately the amount of SIDS is low (about 90 out of 100,000 children), but the fact that only one child is too many to lose — which is why recent research at the University of Virginia is so important.
Researchers have found he found that when babies are breastfed for at least two months, their risk of SIDS is reduced by about half. And the longer a baby is breastfed, the greater its protection from SIDS.
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The study looked at more than 9,000 babies worldwide, and found that the benefits were the same even when babies were breastfed again.
[Adasankhidwa]Fern Hauck, MD he tells us, “Another important point from our study is that any amount of breastfeeding reduces the risk of SIDS — in other words, only breastfeeding and breastfeeding alone is also seen as a single benefit.”
American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life, and continue breastfeeding (including introducing other foods), until the baby is one year old. Understand the critical importance of breastfeeding Prevention of SIDS that is, we can expect to significantly encourage breastfeeding from health care providers, especially within the first two months of a baby’s life.
To achieve this, we need to increase the support and education we provide to pregnant women and new parents during breastfeeding.
We insult new parents when we say, “Make sure you’re breastfeeding, it’s natural!” but do not give them the support they need. Breastfeeding may be natural, but it does not mean that it is easy.
Breastfeeding classes, lactation counselors and counselors, as well as feeding support groups should be readily available to all new parents. In addition, parenting, breastfeeding, and pumping programs need to be modified to help parents care for their children as they feel.
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This was first published on April 14, 2020. Updated.