A saying "breast is best" is absolutely right!my cousin's wife proved it-or maybe lots of moms around the world did, too. Anyway, they are a new family with a cute baby girl, live outside Indonesia (can say, outside Asia, too, where western most live in). Once a baby girl reached around 4 or 5 months of age, she was sent to kinda "baby-mom" group in town (she mostly spends her day there).
Several days ago, they came here to my house and shared stories about the baby girL. They told me that she has the best motoric development among her western friends. She's the only one who can sit properly while other children couldnt do it yet in their age
After long conversation, the conclusion had been reached! :D. It is known that breastfeeding is not very popular among the citizen there. The same thing happen in my country actually, where the number of exclusive breastfeeding do not reach the number of 50%.
The altering-problem varies. It can be psychological, problem causing pain (like nipple-sore), working mom, and many more.
Once u decide to have a baby, u have to make sure that u are fully ready to be a real mom and be well-informed. Be aware! Early information will make u ready to feed your baby with breastmilk. Some people feels that they have problem about the adequacy of their milk production. i believe it will not happen if u take care of your breast during pregnancy and give ur baby early breastfeed right after u give birth. thats why i say that getting early information is an important thing especially for new-moms :)
Knowing the great advantages of giving breastmilk to babies, in my opinion...promoting breastfeeding will be a great investment for a nation, lets say for my country, Indonesia. If all moms , clinics, workplace where moms work in, healthcare service aware of this (instead of receiving money from "under-6 months of age" formula milk product salesman), i believe there wont be infant mortality in rural area and it also guarantee the growth of the infants. A nation will not cost much to cure hunger-related diseases (like marasmus or kwashiorkor-those case are frequently found in my country). Furthermore, there are a lot of studies shown that children who were fed breastmilk exclusively will have good inteliigence. Surely, we need more inteligent people to bring this nation to a better future. Thats a great investment for Indonesia, isnt that?
So lets participate to build our nation to a better future, starting by giving ur baby appropriate meal for their very 1st moment of life...breastfeed.