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Breastfeeding for baby

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Breastfeeding is the best and most preferred option for feeding a baby. Which of the options below provides reasons why this is the case?

Select one or more of the following:

  • 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.


Breastfeeding for baby

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A quiz to test knowledge of the benefits for babies of being breast fed.

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Created by kerensa.clark about 2 years ago