Question: can hot chocolate and milk help in the promotion of breastmilk during breastfeeding? For example I have a friend who during a breastfeeding day she takes traditional white sweet wine and hot milk and hot chocolate, she says it helps her a lot . Can it be recommended in promoting breastmilk flow during breastfeeding or few minutes before breastfeeding?
The vast majority of mothers can and should breastfeed, just as the vast majority of infants can and should be breastfed. Only under exceptional circumstances can a mother’s milk be considered unsuitable for her infant.According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, research shows that breast feeding provides advantages with regard to general health, growth, and development. Infants who are not breastfed are at a significantly increased risk for a large number of acute and chronic diseases including lower respiratory infection, ear infections, bacteremia, bacterial meningitis, botulism, urinary tract infection, and necrotizing enterocolitis.
Health and Human Development - Breastfeeding
Women of the highest socioeconomic groups are twice as likely to
breastfeed for an extended period of time.
An infant requires milk for the first few months of life because the
digestive system has not matured sufficiently to cope with other types of
foods. For this reason, breastfeeding is essential in both industrialised
and developing countries. Then, when an infant is 4-6 months old, solids
can be introduced into their diet.
Formula feeding is quite expensive and puts further demands on the
financial resources of low-income families.
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