Breast milk provides your baby with the optimum mix of nutrients. It can give your baby exactly what he or she needs at any particular time, whether according to your baby’s developmental stage or even the time of day. Breast milk contains all the essential nutrients and antibodies which are necessary for your baby’s development, including a healthy immune system.
Intensive contact with your baby through breastfeeding helps your little one to grow well and fosters a close and loving bond with you. Holle recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months, and further breastfeeding during weaning time as part of a balanced diet, according to your baby’s age.