We love breastfeeding. It has so many benefits for you and for your baby. Breastmilk is the most nutritious and perfect food on the planet.
Breastmilk improves the baby's immune system
Breastfed babies are less likely to suffer from illnesses than formula fed babies. THe risk of pneumonia, colds or viruses is reduced in breastfed babies. Formula fed babies are three times more likely to suffer from ear infections.
Breastfeeding reduces SIDS
Although we still don't know for sure why sudden infant death happens, we do know that breastfeeding reduces its risk.
It's tailored to the baby's needs
No other food is as perfect as breastmilk. Your body makes sure it gives it everything your baby needs at every specific moment, so that he misses nothing.
It's free and has no hassle
No need to spend money buying formula, no need to warm up some water or carry around bottles. Whenever and wherever the baby is hungry, just attach her to your breast!
Reduces the risk of cancer for mom
Women who breastfeed their babies are less likely to suffer from breast or ovarian cancer. It also reduces the risk of osteoporosis.
Breastfeeding makes vaccines more effective
Probably because the babies have a better antibody response.
Breastfeeding makes babies smarter
Some studies have proven that breastfed babies have higher IQ scores than formula fed babies, although the difference is just by 1 or 2 points in average.
Breastfeeding improves bonding
Bonding with your child is important and breastfeeding is the easiest way to do it.
Helps you lose pregnancy weight
Because of the calories needed to create breast milk, it is easier to lose pregnancy weight if you breastfeed.
Which means some sort of natural birth control.
As you can see, it's all benefits and there are many more!
If you have been told you cannot create enough milk, do not believe it! Women are made to be able to breastfeed. By attaching the baby as often as possible and taking in galactagogue foods, you help your body create milk faster. It is always worth a try!