Ubuzimabwacu is an online health website dedicated to Rwandan medicine, sanitation, nutrition and diet.
I was struck by an article written about breastfeeding as a vaccine, so I thought I’d share:
Breast milk is the most important thing a child needs for a better growth. While we all know that breastfeeding is essential for a baby, it is equally important to the mother as well.
According to the research by American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, a child who is breastfed from birth gets a strong vaccine that protects her from respiratory diseases like Asthma even if the mother is asthmatic.
A study was conducted on 1,500 children from birth up to 14 years of age between the year 2007 and 2011.Researchers found out that breastfed children without other formulas have the highest chance of not getting respiratory diseases than children who were fed formulas.
Asthma Doctor Wilfried Karmaus from the University of South Carolina (USA) points out that breastfeeding a child adds volume to his or her lungs allowing them to receive enough oxygen. –Ubuzimabwacu
The article goes on to explain other reasons why breastmilk is important. You can read the entire article here.