Should you STOP breastfeeding if your baby is THIN?
It is a misconception that breastfeeding prevents toddlers from gaining weight.
Breastmilk is full of nutrients for as long as it is produced. It does not become watery after 6 months.
You must however, start giving your baby solids in addition to Breastmilk after your baby is 6 months old.
And alongside that, continue breastfeeding for 2 years or more as YOU like
Stopping breastfeeding will not help your child to gain weight for the following reasons -
1.Breastmilk is full of immunity building substances. Stopping breastfeeding will lead to more infections. More infection will lead to more weight loss
2. Breastmilk is a wonderful probiotic. Breastmilk helps in the digestion and absorption of the solids you are giving your child. This leads to weight gain.
3. Breastfeeding reduces stress. And stress free babies fall sick less frequently. This results in better growth and weight gain.
MOMS SHOULD BE THE ONES WHO DECIDE WHEN TO STOP BREASTFEEDING.
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