Early Breastfeeding Benefits

  • calms the mother and baby
  • helps to stabilise baby’s heart beat and breathing pattern
  • keeps the baby warm with the mother’s body heat
  • promotes bonding and helps breastfeeding to get started
  • allows baby to self attach to the breast
  • enables colonisation of baby’s guts with mother’s normal body bacteria
  • assist metabolic adaptation and blood glucose stabilisation in baby
  • baby gets rich colostrum and ensures success of exclusive breastfeeding