Benefits of Breastfeeding For Both Mom And Baby

Breastfeeding is the best way of providing babies with the nutrients they need for proper growth. Breast milk contains right proportion of calories, fat, protein, fluid, vitamins and minerals essential for a healthy growth and development of babies. Breastfeeding offers many health benefits for babies as well as mothers.

Benefits Of Breastfeeding For Baby

  • Helps loose extra weight and get back pre-pregnancy body sooner
  • Prevents bleeding and promotes uterine contractions for quick return of uterus to normal size
  • Helps delay ovulation and menstruation leading to increased time between pregnancies
  • Lowers the risk of breast, ovarian and uterine cancer
  • Lowers the chances of osteoporosis and fewer hip fractures in old age
  • Lowers chances of postpartum depression by releasing feel-good hormones
  • Helps rest and relax more as the mother needs to sit down or lie down while breastfeeding
  • Promotes bonding and increases closeness with baby by releasing Oxytocin hormone
  • Helps save money, as breast milk is free and you need not buy formula and feeding bottles

Benefits Of Breastfeeding For Mom

  • Provides all essential nutrients for healthy growth and development
  • Strengthens the baby’s immune system due to presence of antibodies in breast milk
  • Helps better bonding between the baby and the mother.
  • Lowers the risk of SIDS and diseases that last into adulthood
  • Lowers the risk for many chronic infections and illnesses
  • Reduces chances of getting gut disorders, such as gas, diarrhea and constipation
  • Lowers the chance of getting asthma, eczema, allergies, cancers, diabetes, and obesity

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