What are the benefits of breast milk?

Breast milk is the healthier option for your baby. Multiple respected studies have shown that breastfeeding will provide your baby with significant health benefits during those crucial first 1,000 days of a child’s life.

  • Breast milk is the best possible “brain food” for babies, as it contains high amounts of DHA and AA (long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids) vital for brain development, visual acuity and intelligence.
  • Breast milk is a live substance containing hundreds of immune-modulating factors. Immunoglobulins in the milk prevent harmful bacteria and allergens from passing through to the baby.
  • Formula-fed babies are 16 times more likely than breastfed babies to require hospitalisation for pneumonia and respiratory infections in the first year of life.
  • Breastfeeding significantly reduces the occurrence of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
  • Formula-fed babies have a higher chance (up to 25%) of contracting middle ear infections.
  • Breast milk is the perfect gentle food, designed for your new baby’s tummy.
  • Breastfed babies cry less often.
  • Breast milk is far cheaper than formula milk.
  • Breast milk is always available in emergency situations.
  • Breast milk promotes bonding between mother and baby at a vital stage after birth.


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