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The Importance of Breastfeeding for Your Child

Dr. Adeela Khan

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Breastfeeding, also known as nursing is the feeding of babies and children from a woman’s breast. According to some paediatricians, this natural method of feeding your baby is the best way to fulfil your child’s nutritional requirements for the first six months of its life. Dr. Tauseef Rauf shares a similar view. He discussed some of the most important benefits of breastfeeding for newborns in his interview with oladoc.

Breastfeeding your baby exclusively for the first six months provides the baby with ideal nutrition. It is a complete blend of vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats– everything that your baby needs to grow healthy. Moreover, it is provided in an easily digestible form such in contrast to formula milk. Breastfeeding also contains antibodies, particularly in colostrum that help fight various bacteria and viruses.

Moreover, babies who are exclusively breastfed also have fewer respiratory illnesses, fewer ear infections, and diarrhea attacks. Dr. Rauf further explains that babies who are breastfed also have fewer trips to the doctor and fewer hospitalizations. Please watch the video to learn more about the importance of breastfeeding in a baby’s mental and physical growth.

If you or your loved ones have any orthopaedic concerns, we strongly advise taking medical advice without any delay. At oladoc, we are committed to serve the community and connect them with the best specialists needed. Here, you can find and book an appointment with the best paediatricians in Peshawar, Karachi and Islamabad. You can book appointments via website, mobile app or by calling our helpline at 042-3890-0939. We’re here to keep you active and healthy!

Disclaimer: The contents of this article are intended to raise awareness about common health issues and should not be viewed as sound medical advice for your specific condition. You should always consult with a licensed medical practitioner prior to following any suggestions outlined in this article or adopting any treatment protocol based on the contents of this article.

Dr. Adeela Khan - Author Dr. Adeela Khan is a Pediatrician practicing in Lahore. Dr. Adeela Khan has the following degrees: M.B.B.S., F.C.P.S. and has 6 years of experience. You can book an appointment with Dr. Adeela Khan by calling us or using the 'book appointment' button.
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