Breast milk provides the ideal;nutrition;for infants. It has a nearly perfect mix of;Vitamins, protein, and fat -- everything your baby needs to grow. And it's all provided in a form more easily digested than;infant formula.;Breast;milk contains antibodies that help your baby fight off viruses and bacteria.
Breastfeeding lowers your baby's risk of having;asthma or;allergies. Plus, babies who are breastfed exclusively for the first 6 months, without any formula, have fewer;ear infections, respiratory illnesses, and bouts of;diarrhoea. They also have fewer hospitalizations and trips to the doctor.