Benefits of Breastfeeding for Mother and Baby
Post by on Friday, November 26, 2021
1.Produces oxytocin and prolactin that boosts stress reduction in mother.
2.Less risk of infections including urinary tract infections.
3.May reduce the chance of developing breast and endometrial cancer.
4.Reduces the risk of postpartum depression and postpartum hemorrhage.
5.Promotes faster weight loss after birth, burning 200-500 extra calories a day.
6.Stimulates the uterus to contract and return to normal size. Also helps shrink mother's uterus after childbirth.
7.Boosts the overall immune system of baby.
May help reduce the chances of eczema and allergies. Also decreases the risk of ear infections, pneumonia, asthma and whooping cough.
8.Improves vision and decreases risk of retinopathy of prematurity.
9. Stress reduction for baby due to the release of oxytocin and prolactin. Also stronges bond with mother due to more skin-to-skin contact.
10. Lowers the chances of childhood cancers, such as Leukemia and Lymphomas.Helps lower the risk of type I and II Diabetes, high cholesterol and heart disease. May also help prevent Crohn’s Disease.
11.Decreases the risk of obesity, improves brain function and response.
12.Helps regulate babies temperature, greater immunity to infection and diseases and also promotes higher IQ.