Breastfeeding is the best nutrition for healthy growth and development of babies. Good maternal nutrition helps sustain an adequate supply and quality of breast milk. Unnecessary introduction of bottle-feeding, partially or fully, or of other complementary foods and drinks may have a negative impact on breastfeeding, which may be irreversible. Consult your doctor and consider the social and financial implications before deciding to use breast milk substitutes or if you have difficulty breastfeeding. Follow usage, preparation and storage instructions of breast milk substitutes or of other complementary foods and drinks carefully as improper or unnecessary use may pose a health hazard.
Children learn best from experience, by doing, seeing, tasting, feeling, smelling and hearing. They use all their senses to explore the world and learn. By experiencing things first-hand, they are gathering information directly and making sense of it on their own. They figure out how things work and what they can do with the things in their world. Here are 5 experiences that you and your child can participate in, as well as get your child learning, before they start school.