Friday, September 12, 2008

Breastfeed for Good Bacteria

Special attention to Moms expecting C-sections or those who underwent one.

If you're like me who subscribes to Readers Digest Asia, there is an article at the last page about how normal births lead to infants coming into contact with a mother's good bacteria as the baby passes through her vagina, which in turn stimulates the baby's immune system.

Babies delivered via C-section are deprived of this opportunity because they are delivered in a super sterile way. Which is why, breastfeeding them is all the more important and necessary so that their immune system will be jumpstarted by the good bacteria in mommy's milk.

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