In this 19 page `pdf document` from ProMoM you can read 101 reasons why breastfeeding is beneficial for you and your child.
We picked a few from the brochure:
*Breast milk is more digestible than formula
*Not breastfeeding increases the mother`s risk of breast cancer
*Baby`s suckling helps shrink mother`s uterus after childbirth
*Breast milk contains immunities to diseases and aids in the development of baby`s immune system
*Breastfeeding satisfies baby`s emotional needs and increases bonding between mother and baby
*Nursing helps mom lose weight after baby is born
*Baby`s suckling helps prevent post-partum hemorrhage in mother
*Breast milk lowers risk of baby developing asthma
*Breastfeeding protects baby against diarrheal infections
*Breast milk aids in proper intestinal development
*Breastfeeding results in less sick days for parents
*Breastfeeding enhances vaccine effectiveness
*Breastfeeding contributes to optimal child spacing
*Breastfeeding is easier than using formula
*Breastfed babies require fewer doctor visits
*Breast milk is free
*Breast milk always has the right proportions of fat, carbohydrates and protein
*Breast milk acts like a natural tranquilizer for baby
*Breastfeeding acts like a natural tranquilizer for mom
*Breast milk tastes better than formula
*Breastfed babies are healthier over-all
*Breast milk is always the right temperature
*Breastfeeding mothers spend less time and money on doctor visits
*No bottles to tote
*Human milk is the perfect food for a sick infant
*Babies that nurse are happier at night
*Breast milk provides natural pain relief for baby
*A breastfeeing Mom gets more sleep
*Fresh breast milk is never contaminated with bacteria
*Breastfed babies get fewer stomach infections
*Breastfeeding facilitates proper dental and jaw development
*Better speech development
*Less chance of baby getting eczema
*Better cognitive development for low birth weight babies
*Decreased risk of baby developing urinary tract infections
*Suckling optimizes hand-to-eye coordination
*Much nicer diaper changes
Please refer to the brochure for many more, plus an explanation of the benefits noted above.
Comments: Breastfeeding - Benefits
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micheleac2 - 1271 days ago.
i cant breastfeed but i can pump for my baby maybe when he gets out of the nicu he can but havnt desided yet, i dunno if he will latch on if he is being fed but bottle in hospital due to me living so far away
BattleSong - 1319 days ago.
Woww nice. i wish i can breast feed. but i am stuck to a pump.. lol
Heather12 - 1356 days ago.
Wow thats great. I still have 30 to 40 pounds to loose. When I stopped breastfeeding I actually gained weight.
depressedandpregnant - 1357 days ago.
I have lost all my weight in less then 10 week postpartum
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