Benefits of Breastfeeding

As part of World Breastfeeding Week:

Before I get started, I want to point out that while breastfeeding is recommended best for baby & mama, it’s just not possible for some mamas. Luckily there are many options for those that aren’t able to breastfeed as well.

Our First Latch

Our First Latch

(Post about what I’ve learned on this journey)

Benefits of Breastfeeding:

  • Breast milk is free
  • Your breasts are always sterile
  • It’s available on demand.
  • It’s always the right temperature
  • It’s much less work than making formula, sterilizing bottles and nipples etc.
  • It’s environmentally friendly. Less waste from all those formula cans / bottles etc.
  • Breastmilk changes automatically to meet your baby’s nutritional needs.
  • It’s easier for baby’s developing tummy to digest than formula
  • Breastfeeding controls postpartum bleeding
  • Slows the return of your menstrual cycle & provides a period of natural infertility.
  • Helps healthily lose pregnancy weight.
  • Protects against breast uterine and ovarian cancers
  • Prevents brittle bones later in life
  • Protects baby from many illnesses infections, and allergies. (Decreased risk of ear, chest, & stomach infections)
  • Decreases risk of SIDS
  • Prevents diarrhea
  • Promotes proper jaw and tooth development
  • Promotes healthy brain development
  • Creates healthy eating habits
  • Creates a close relationship and bond between you and your baby

I’m sure there are a million more benefits.

Do you have anything to add to this list? Share with me in the comments below! ❤ 

 

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