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Breastfeeding is the normal way to feed your baby

Breastfeeding is the normal way to feed your baby Poster

Benefits of breastfeeding


  • Better cognitive and emotional development. Higher IQ
  • Smarter baby
  • Protect Against:
    • Chest Infection
    • Diarrhoea
    • Asthma
    • Eczema
    • Obesity
    • Diabetes


  • Bonding
  • Protect Against:
    • Post-delivery bleeding
    • Breast cancer
    • Ovarian cancer
    • Type II Diabetes

Impact of not breastfeeding or supplementing with formula

  • Far less nutrients for optimal growth & development than breastmilk
  • Lack of protection from antibiotics and living cells
  • Chance of contamination during formula production, transportation and preparation
  • When compared with breastfeeding, formula feeding mothers and babies have increased health risk of above illnesses.
  • Reduce breastmilk production as baby suckles less after supplementing with formula

Source: Hospital Authority Breastfeeding Promotion Subcommittee


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  • Chowdhury R. et al (2015). Breastfeeding and maternal health outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Acta Paediatrica, 104" 96-113.
  • How to Prepare Formula for Bottle-Feeding at Home (2007). WHO.