Breastfeeding Benefits For Mom & Baby
Breastfeeding your baby brings all these benefits—plus a whole lot more. There are many things that pregnant women must avoid during their pregnancy but that isn’t all, they have to face numerous phases post delivery too. Out of which one of the most important phase is nursing or breastfeeding the little one. Here is a list of nursing perks which are beneficial and healthy for both the baby and mother.
The incidences of pneumonia, colds, and viruses are reduced among breastfed babies.
Breastfeed your baby helps you reduce the risk of developing chronic conditions, such as diabetes, celiac disease and Crohn's disease.
Women’s body absorbs much more calcium when she is pregnant and lactating. So usually the spine and hip bones are a bit less dense at weaning but after six months they become denser than before pregnancy.
Reduced SIDS risk
Breastfeeding your baby also reduces the risk of sudden infant death syndrome by about half.
Lesser Weight Problems
You or your baby won’t become obese if you breastfeed your little one.
Nursing burns up to 500 calories per day and breast milk contains 20 calories per ounce. It explains that if you feed your baby 20 ounces a day, then you have swept off almost 400 calories from your body on daily basis.
Since breast milk is totally natural there are no risks like in infant formula which is a significant contributor to global warming.
Better Healing Post Delivery
When baby nurses it releases oxytocin which helps in the contraction of your uterus and reduces post-delivery blood loss. Moreover, breastfeeding also helps your uterus return to its normal size more quickly in about six weeks postpartum, compared with 10 weeks if you don't breastfeed.
Decreased Risks of Cancer
Breastfeeding reduces the risk of childhood cancers. You will have a decreased risk of premenopausal breast and ovarian cancer.
According to the research, breastfeed act as an effective vaccine for the babies as compared to the formula fed babies.
Share your views with us if you breastfeed your little one and tell us the benefits that you experienced.