Breastfeeding is the best and most preferred option for feeding a baby. Which of the options below provides reasons why this is the case?
It is an ideal food for the new-born baby.
It provides a unique formula of proteins, carbohydrates and fats.
Breast milk macronutrient constituents change as the baby grows; mirroring it's developing nutritional requirements.
Breast milk is cheaper than formula.
Breast fed babies have lower incidences of illnesses and chronic diseases such as asthma, eczema, diabetes.
It is believed breast fed babies have lower risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
Babies who are breast fed are less likely to become obese.
The omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in breast milk are at the right ratios to provide for brain development and visual acuity
Breast fed babies will have protection from mothers who smoke.