Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Multifaceted Benefits of Breastfeeding – For Moms

On the last blog, we shared some of the many benefits of breast milk and breastfeeding for babies. Today, we’re showcasing a few of the benefits of breastfeeding for moms:
  • Immediately after birth, breastfeeding helps contract the uterus.
  • Breastfeeding helps shed the extra pounds of the pregnancy.
  • Breastfeeding releases the hormone, oxytocin, which is associated with a general feeling of love, well-being and contentment. It also acts as a natural relaxant. 
  • Breastfeeding can be incredibly empowering for a mom as she watches her baby thriving, fueled on nothing but her milk.
  • Breastfeeding moms continue to reap of the benefits years after weaning. For example, women who breastfed for many months have significantly lower rates of breast, ovarian and uterine cancers.
  • Breastfeeding moms experience fewer urinary tract infections and are less likely to suffer from osteoporosis as they age.

1 comment:

  1. I think that breasfeeding is the best protection from infection and it also has lots of advantager not only for baby, but for mother too. Read my post about it in my blog Support for Breastfeeding Mothers