Elton John Breast Milk?! Sir Elton John and David Furnish feed their baby son breast milk from the child’s surrogate mother. It is delivered to Los Angeles each day, ready for pick up.Sir Elton told chat show veteran Barbara Walters: “The baby’s been brought up in Los Angeles for the first four months, so we’ve had the breast milk Fedexed from where she [the surrogate mother] is to Los Angeles every day. She and her family will still be part of our lives when he’s growing up.”
Breast milk provides the primary source of nutrition for newborns before they are able to eat and digest other foods; older infants and toddlers may continue to be breast fed. The baby nursing from its own mother is the most ordinary way of obtaining breast milk, but the milk can be pumped and then fed by baby bottle, cup and/or spoon, supplementation drip system, and nasogastric tube. The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life, with solids gradually being introduced around this age when signs of readiness are shown. Supplemented breastfeeding is recommended until at least age two, as long as mother and child wish.
Breastfeeding continues to offer health benefits into and after toddlerhood. These benefits include; lowered risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), increased intelligence, decreased likelihood of contracting middle ear infections, cold, and flu bugs, a tiny decrease in the risk of childhood leukemia, lower risk of childhood onset diabetes, decreased risk of asthma and eczema, decreased dental problems, decreased risk of obesity later in life, and decreased risk of developing psychological disorders.
Breastfeeding also provides health benefits for the mother. It assists the uterus in returning to its pre-pregnancy size and reduces post-partum bleeding, as well as assisting the mother in returning to her pre-pregnancy weight. Breastfeeding also reduces the risk of breast cancer later in life.
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