The national month for breastfeeding!
On 02 July 2020 by Droobi
What do you know about breastfeeding benefits? Are they limited to the baby? Or the mother can also benefit from breastfeeding?
In fact, there are more than 20 reasons to choose breastfeeding over formula feeding. But, before going over them, remember that all mothers can breastfeed even if it might be harder for some.
So, among the benefits of breastfeeding for the baby we can mention:
Breast milk provides the infant with the most balanced nutrition to cover your baby’s growth requirements and make your child smarter!
One of the superpowers of the breastmilk is that it supports the immunity of your infant with all the antibodies it contains. In fact, exclusively breastfed infants for the first 6 months of their lives, are shown to have less ear infections, respiratory illnesses, and diarrhea.
Breastfeeding decreases your infant’s risk of developing asthma or allergies and has a role in the prevention of sudden infant death syndrome.
The skin-to-skin contact occurring during breastfeeding, helps your baby bond with you and feel the most secure.
A breastfed baby might have a lower risk of developing chronic diseases like heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and some cancers later in their life.
Breastfeeding benefits for you as a mother:
Breastfeeding helps you return to your pre-pregnancy size by contracting the uterus and helping you lose pregnancy weight faster. It protects you from postpartum bleeding, a possible complication of labor and reduces the incidences of breast and ovarian cancer.
Breastfeeding is associated with a lower risk of osteoporosis as well.
Breastfeeding is free, well sanitized, and always available!
To be honest, motherhood is a huge responsibility and an extremely valuable commitment; and breastfeeding is just one of your first tasks in this area. At the end, it is your choice, yet for all these priceless benefits of breastfeeding, we highly recommend it and encourage you to take good care of your mental and physical healthy, as you resume your responsibilities towards the health and wellbeing of your most loved baby…