The art of breastfeeding is always a delight for the new born baby and even for the mother involved. It’s indeed the best thing a mother can do for her new born baby. A baby whose mother died at childbirth suffers malnutrition since the breast milk will not be available. Irrespective of the amount of artificial milk given to the child, he or she may never have normal development without the real breast milk. In this write-up an attempt is made to unravel the rich benefits of breastfeeding both for the child and the mother.