haikProject is a staunch advocate of breastfeeding for the first years of life not only for the multiple physical and psychological benefits for the child but also for the numerous benefits for the mother.

haikProject provides educational programs and continued support to women and their families to encourage prolonged nursing. Attend our seminar on breastfeeding. Call for individual counseling.

Every time I’d put my baby to my breast, it would feel as if the universe was flowing in me in a liquid form through a funnel. It felt as if my body was levitating. A few seconds of extreme sense of joy would be followed by the let down of the milk.
It turned out there was scientific explanation behind my “levitation” while nursing.
Two hormones regulate milk production: oxytocin and prolactin. The hormones secreted in the mother’s body have crucial role in physical and psychological wellbeing of the mother and the mother-child bonding. Osytocine is associated with feelings of warmth and love. Prolactin produces feelings of calm and helps a mother relax. Both hormones stimulate nurturing and caring behavior.
While for the first month or two, vigorous sucking of the newborn can leave the mother’s nipples sore, once well-established, breastfeeding can be one of the most joyous experiences in life.
Unfortunately, while most people would agree that breastfeeding is advantageous, not all would be prone to choose or be successful in breastfeeding. Too many factors may impede the delicate process of breastfeeding:

  • Lack of education
  • Socioeconomic problems
  • Societal attitudes and practices
  • Lack of social support
  • Employers’ policies
  • Culture-bound misconceptions and myths
  • Personal misperceptions

There exists huge body of extensive research that proves compelling benefits of prolonged breastfeeding to the child and the mother. The health and wellbeing of the mother and child also reflects in the society at large.
Breastfeeding is found to be protective against:

  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
  • Insulin dependent diabetes,
  • Childhood cancers
  • Meningitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Allergies
  • Strep and e coli infections
  • Diarrhea
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Ear infections

Breastfeeding stimulates the child’s brain:

  • Infants breastfed for 7-9 months have higher IQ

Breastfeeding benefits the mother:

  • Reduced risk of breast cancer
  • Reduced risk of ovarian and other reproductive cancers
  • Reduce chance of osteoporosis
  • Earlier return to pre-pregnancy weight
  • Lower chance to develop post-partum depression
  • Higher sense of self-worth and competence

It is important to mention that no formula, derived chemically in the lab, no matter how advanced, can duplicate the health benefits of the human milk.
haikProject will assist you to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding. Attend our seminar. Attend our seminars or call for individual counselling.

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