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Breastfeeding: Benefits for Babies & Mummies

Breast milk is the perfect nourishment for your baby. However, due to personal reasons or medical reasons, babies’ diets may need to be supplemented with infant formula.

 

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it is highly recommended that babies are breastfed exclusively for the first 6 months of life, supplemented with solid food till a year old and as long as mutually desired afterwards.

 

 

Breastfeeding is a quiet bonding time for you and baby.

 

Benefits of Breastmilk for Babies

  • Nutritionally balanced for your baby’s developmental needs
    Breast milk has all the essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients that your baby requires for his complete growth and development. It is easily digested which allows little tummies to absorb the nourishment.

 

  • Reduced Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) risk
    Breastfeeding for at least 2 months has been found to decrease the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The peak age of SIDS is around two to four months and there is a need to breastfeed during this period for protective effects to occur. It was found that SIDS was 40% less likely to occur in breastfed infants.

 

  • Positive effect on child’s IQ and behaviour
    Breastfed babies have been found to perform better on IQ tests. There were also fewer breastfed babies who were diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

 

  • Protective qualities that extend beyond childhood
    There are antibodies in breastmilk which provide significant protection against diseases caused by bacteria and viruses in their environment. Breast milk is unique as it adapts itself to the requirements of the baby.

 

In the first six months of life, exclusive breastfeeding builds and strengthens gut tissue, creating a barrier that keeps foreign material from the deeper intestinal tissues.

Beyond childhood, it has been found that breastfed babies reduce the rate of childhood overweight and obesity.

 

A breast pump will be useful for expressing breast milk when you are away from your baby.

 

Benefits of Breastfeeding for Mothers

  • Postpartum weight loss
    Exclusively breastfeeding for at least 3 months and more have been linked to a lower postpartum weight. Breastfeeding mothers require about 300 to 500 more calories per day above what was needed to maintain pre-pregnancy weight.

 

  • Decreased risk of women’s cancers
    Studies have shown that lactating mothers have a decreased risk of breast, ovarian and cervical cancer. Lactating mothers have fewer menstrual cycles, which means lesser exposure to estrogen, a link to breast cancer. The same goes for ovarian cancer, where a longer breastfeeding duration has been linked to lower rates of epithelial ovarian cancer.

 

  • Decreased stress levels and better emotional health
    Breastfeeding has been proven to lower maternal stress levels and improve maternal bonding with the infant due to the production of prolactin and oxytocin. It also fosters a strong, unbreakable bond between you and your infant which will last beyond infancy and throughout childhood.

 

  • Convenient and affordable
    When you breastfeed exclusively, there is no need to purchase expensive infant formula which may cost hundreds of dollars per month. Milk is at the right temperature and easily accessible for your infant without the hassle of having to bring bottles and milk powder containers. Night feeds become easier with the side latching method.

 

Breast milk provides all the nutrients that your newborn will need.

 

Breastfeeding is more than purely nutrition – it is the best gift for your infant. If there are no medical issues affecting nursing, consider exclusive breastfeeding for your baby!

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您能帮他准备一顿健康的午餐吗?找出美味的食物,为他准备一顿营养的饭菜吧!

活动体验

  • 用找词游戏和您的学龄前儿童进行健康饮食活动。借此机会介绍和分享孩子以前可能没有尝试过的新食物,或者讲讲每种食物为孩子成长提供的营养物质
  • 有趣的找词游戏能提高孩子的视觉空间技能、注意力、记忆力和心理敏锐度。给每种食物展示图片和文字,孩子通过视觉联想学会新单词。正在学习阅读和拼写的幼儿也能提高他们的读写能力
  • 父母可以进一步地与孩子讨论活动表上的食物图像。探讨食物分类(水果或蔬菜),烹饪方法(询问孩子家里的每种食物是如何烹饪的,是否能用水果制作一个新菜品?)或者孩子最喜欢的食物和水果!这项活动会成为讨论不同的主题的开始,激励孩子问问题的好奇心,以发现更多信息!

 

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食谱:有益健康的牛油果烤蛋

健康饮食能为孩子的日常活动提供每日必需的营养物质。

我们明白父母工作繁忙,准备饭菜不应占用太多时间,同时还必须要为孩子提供高质量的食物。

牛油果是父母开始给孩子喂食固体食物时能提供的最佳食品。小孩和大人都可享用美味的牛油果!

牛油果是一种营养健康的超级食品,奶油质地味道清淡,既可单独食用,也可与其他食材搭配食用。

那么,牛油果有什么好处呢?

牛油果对婴儿和儿童都有营养价值

牛油果的外表坚硬,果肉结实,富含人体所必需的营养物质,有益于儿童生长发育。

  • 卡路里:好动的儿童在成长中需要卡路里来满足其日常的能量需求。
  • ω-3单饱和脂肪酸:大脑中有60%是脂肪,因此ω-3等健康脂肪有助于儿童的大脑健康发育。
  • 维生素CEKB6:抗氧化剂能促进细胞的健康生长,增加钙的吸收,有利于骨骼健康。
  • 叶酸:对形成红细胞至关重要,并促进细胞的健康生长。
  • 核黄素(也称为维生素B2:帮助身体吸收铁和锌,促进神经和大脑功能健康发展。
  • 叶黄素:主要存在于绿色蔬菜中,与高脂食物一起食用的吸收效果最佳,有利于眼睛健康。
  • 纤维:牛油果中富含纤维,可预防便秘,促进消化系统健康。

给儿童食用牛油果

在婴儿六个月龄的时候,父母可以给孩子喂食牛油果。可将牛油果捣碎成果泥,用勺子喂食(也称为传统的断奶),或切成楔状让孩子自主进食(也称为婴儿自动断奶)。

鸡蛋也是一种有益健康的食物,富含蛋白质,有益于孩子生长发育,可配合牛油果食用,给孩子新的口感。何不使用这个食谱,轻松享用鸡蛋和牛油果搭配食用的美味呢?

可通过富含铁的食物来摄入铁,预防缺铁。

为什么鸡蛋对孩子有益?

研究表明,鸡蛋中富含蛋白质和铁。可通过富含铁的食物来轻松摄入铁,预防缺铁。

蛋白质不仅是骨骼、肌肉、软骨、皮肤和血液的基本构成元素,也是儿童大量需要的重要营养物质,有利于健康成长。

鸡蛋和牛油果一样,也是一种大脑所需的营养物质,含有胆固醇、二十二碳六烯酸和胆碱,对儿童大脑的各部分发育至关重要,包括记忆干细胞。

与任何新食物一样,请注意您孩子是否有过敏反应。虽然牛油果不易引起过敏,但鸡蛋属于易过敏食品。如果您的孩子不对鸡蛋过敏,则可以给孩子食用全蛋。

这个简单的食谱能让您的孩子同时享用牛油果和鸡蛋!


牛油果烤鲜蛋食谱

配料:

  • 1个熟牛油果,去核
  • 2个新鲜鸡蛋
  • 撒上意大利香草或任何您喜欢的其他香草
  • 撒上盐或粗海盐(自行选择)
  • 少许黑胡椒(自行选择)

方法:

  1. 烤箱预热至180度。将牛油果去核并切成两半。用茶匙去除核坑周围的牛油果以装鸡蛋。
  2. 一次打一个鸡蛋,单独放入碗中或直接放在牛油果中。确保蛋黄能放入牛油果中。如果空间不够的话,鸡蛋可能会溢出。最后撒上意大利香草。
  3. 放入烤箱中烘烤15-20分钟或烤至所需的蛋黄状态*。
    *提示:如果婴儿和孕妇食用的话,确保将鸡蛋完全烤熟
  4. 食用前可根据需要撒点盐和胡椒。

如果您的家人希望用健康营养的早餐开启崭新一天,这款简单方便的牛油果烤鸡蛋将非常适合您们。在准备踏上新的旅途时,没有什么能比优质食材助力全球宝宝健康更胜一筹啦!

您的家人也爱吃牛油果吗?与我们分享您们最喜欢的牛油果烹饪方式吧!