Positive Benefits Of Breastfeeding

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Breastfeeding is the most natural way to feed your child. Not only is breastfeeding the most natural way to feed your child, it also saves money because the new parents don’t need to purchase nipples and bottles to bottle feed their child. Also, they get a better bond with the baby by breastfeeding, by getting that skin to skin touch often throughout the day. Breastfeeding a child can help them with their intelligence when they get older and because they were breastfed, they at a reduced risk of being overweight, getting diabetes, high cholesterol, and diseases like Hodgkin’s, leukemia and lymphoma.
Not only is breastfeeding helping the mother bond with her baby more than anyone else gets to, the baby is a much healthier baby than those who
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Also, breastfed mothers may hold their babies for longer and feel more confident as parents. (Woodward & Liberty, 2008) Breastfeeding helps release oxytocin, a hormone that helps the uterus return to its pre-pregnancy size (Benaroch, Breastfeeding Overview, 2015). Breastfeeding is beneficial to the baby but also very helpful to the mother as well. After breastfeeding, mothers have reduced their risk of getting breast cancer, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, and ovarian cancer (Benaroch, Breastfeeding Overview, 2015). Many thoughts go through a woman’s mind when she finds out she’s expecting, one being that she is going to gain twenty to forty pounds but many people don’t realize how much weight you can lose by breastfeeding. Dr. Judith Roepke believes that the best time to lose weight is when lactating, but she also believes to wait a few months to start losing the weight so your body has time to heal from the child birth (Wolk, 1997). Although breastfeeding does burn calories and helps the mother lose weight, if the mother is gaining more weight it would be useful for her to start doing exercises, like walking around the block on nice days with her

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