The Benefits of Breastfeeding

Like every mother, we’re sure you’ll always make your decisions based on what’s best for your baby, even if it means having to face challenges. Breastfeeding offers a long list of benefits, which is why experts all agree it is the best choice for babies. When you choose to breastfeed, you may struggle a little in the beginning, but with patience and the right advice, you’ll get the hang of it. Plus, the experience can be extremely rewarding.

Here are some of the most important benefits for you and your baby:

It keeps your baby healthy

Your breast milk is specifically tailored to protect your baby against illnesses. Stomach viruses, lower respiratory illnesses, ear infections, and meningitis happen less often in breastfed babies. And even if they do, the conditions are less serious.

It makes your baby smarter

 

Experts suggest that if you breastfeed your baby for at least a year, they grow up to be more intelligent. This is because breastfeeding helps brains to develop better, boosting your baby’s brainpower.

It lowers the chances of baby obesity

If you’re worried that your baby will be obese, breastfeeding may be a good way to lower the chances of it happening. Breastfed babies are better at eating until their hunger is satisfied, leading to healthier eating habits.

It can save your baby’s life

Breastfeeding may lower the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Mothers are encouraged to breastfeed for as long as possible to reduce the risk.

It’s healthy for you, too!

When you’re breastfeeding, the body releases oxytocin which helps you feel relaxed. Studies have also found that the longer you breastfeed, the more protection you have against breast and ovarian cancer. It’s a win-win situation for you and your baby.

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