Benefits Of Breastfeeding For Mom And Baby

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Benefits of breastfeeding for mom and baby

It's breastfeeding month, and we want to help with the advocacy of making more moms aware of the goodness breastfeeding can do. While we have given you tips on breastfeeding in the previous blogs, this time, we will share the benefits you and your baby can get from breastfeeding.


baby lying on bed

Benefits for babies

Breastmilk is the ideal milk for every baby, premie or full term. It is composed of 87% water, 7% carbohydrate, 4% lipid, and 1% protein. It also contains potassium, calcium, sodium, magnesium, and many more. It also has vitamins too! It has long-term benefits that can last through adulthood.

  • contains compounds that help to fight infectious diseases
  • strengthens immune system\
  • fewer respiratory illnesses like whooping cough, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), or pneumonia
  • fewer colds
  • less digestive problems like constipation, gastroenteritis, diarrhea, preterm necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), or gastroesophageal reflux
  • fewer ear infections
  • The baby has better vision because of nutrients
  • lesser risk of Sudden Infant Syndrome
  • lesser chance of infant mortality
  • lesser chance of hospitalizations
  • has antioxidants, antibodies, enzymes, immune properties
  • contains substances that soothe infants naturally
  • fewer cavities
  • less likely to be obese
  • convenient and readily available
  • builds mother and baby bond

 

 

Mom holding baby on the bed

Benefits for moms

You're mistaken if you think only babies benefit since they have the liquid gold. Moms have benefits too!

  • faster weight loss during the post-partum period
  • helps burn calories
  • less post-partum bleeding
  • lesser chance of anemia
  • lesser chance of having Post-partum depression
  • fewer Urinary tract infections
  • reduces stress and promotes feelings of positivity
  • increased calmness
  • lesser work and expense (buying and cleaning bottles)
  • enables skin-to-skin contact, builds a strong bond with the baby
  • lesser chances of cancers
  • lesser chance of getting diabetes or hypertension
  • lesser chance of developing osteoporosis



If you are undecided yet on whether to breastfeed or not, you still have time to decide until the end of your pregnancy journey. For more breastfeeding tips, see our blog: Struggling To Breastfeed? Get more milk with these tips. Breastfeeding may not be easy, but we should consider all the benefits we can get from it and how healthy our baby can be once we choose this path.

 

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