Proven Benefits of Breastfeeding

Why Is Breastmilk So Important?

Breastmilk is the gold standard for infant nutrition. There is no food that can compare with breastmilk. This amazing process begins when the pregnant¬†mother’s body begins to produce valuable colosturm. Shortly after delivery, a mother’s breasts gradually begin to produce mature breastmilk. Colostrum can be golden or yellow, while mature milk appears white or bluish in color. As you and your baby breastfeed, your breasts will continue to produce milk, and your supply will change and increase as your baby grows.

Proven Benefits of breastfeeding

What are the Proven Benefits of Breastfeeding to my Baby?

Breastfed Babies Have Less Incidence of:

  • Allergic diseases
  • Ear infections, gastrointestinal diseases such as diarrhea, NEC, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
  • Respiratory infections such as RSV
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Lymphoma, meningitis and urinary tract infections
  • Childhood insulin-dependent diabetes

What are the Proven Benefits of Breastfeeding to me as a mother?

Mothers Who Breastfeed Enjoy the Following Benefits:

  • Quicker return of uterus to pre-pregnancy size with minimal bleeding
  • The benefits of prolactin and oxytocin, the hormones of breastfeeding. Prolactin calms the breasteeding mother
  • Reduced chance of developing ovarian and pre-menopausal breast cancer
  • Reduced chances of endometrial cancer if breastfeeding continues for one year or more.
  • Reduced chances of developing osteoporosis.

 

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