Breastmilk is uniquely superior for infant feeding. It is the normal food for infants from birth.
Breastmilk contains all of the essential nutrients, antibodies and other factors important for growth and development. It cannot be replicated.
Providing breastmilk has many benefits to both the infant and mother. Mothers benefit from breastfeeding, both in the short term and for their long term health. Breastmilk is also very important for pre-term infants.