20 Benefits to Breastfeeding:

August brings awareness to Breastfeeding! To celebrate here are 20 benefits to Breastfeeding:

 

  1. Breastfeeding makes your babies bones stronger.

  2. The risk of SIDS, or sudden infant death syndrome is lowered with breastfeeding by providing the best nutrients for brain development.

  3. A great bonding experience for the mother and baby.

  4. Shrinks the mothers uterus after childbirth.

  5. Great for the earth! Reducing plastic baby bottles and formula containers. 

  6. Natural money saver! Cheaper than buying formula!

  7. Helps the mother lose her baby weight.

  8. Breast milk has immunities in it that fight disease and aids in the baby’s developing immune system

  9. Protects against Crohn’s disease.

  10. Reduces the risk of the baby getting asthma.

  11. Reduces the risk of cancer.

  12. Breastfeeding can be a natural contraceptive.

  13. Breastmilk is always the right temperature!

  14. Suckling helps the babies dental development.

  15. Mothers milk changes as the baby grows, making sure the baby gets the right nutrients. 

  16. Colostrum in breastmilk helps lower the risk of jaundice in your baby.

  17. Breastmilk is never contaminated!

  18. A mothers milk can help put a tired baby to sleep!

  19. Breastfeeding builds a bond between the mother and baby, where they learn each others cues and builds trust with each other.

  20. Breastfeeding can save a baby’s life

 

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