FOR YOUR BABY
1. Give Babies all the Important Nutrients
Breastfeeding proves to be the perfect source of antibodies for baby’s health. Naturally, a mother produces Colostrum. This is the first milk that any mother will give right away after birth. Dubbed as the “perfect food for every newborn”, it is easily digested, compared to the formula made from cow's milk and soy milk. What more amazing with this is that it is focused on easing the child’s health to a more optimal status.
Why so? Colostrum offers a high amount of protein, antibodies, enzymes, and white blood cells. Simple as that. All of this can help the baby to fight off viruses, bacteria, infections and diseases and as well contribute to a baby's normal healthy development. Long story short: it is a superior protection from any health risks.
2. Reduces Disease Risk
Health authorities such as the World Health Organization recommend exclusive breastfeeding for at least 6 months after birth. Yeah, half the year but hear me out these months are all worth it! Why? Take a look at this list of diseases that can be simply avoided by breastfeeding your baby.
- Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
- Childhood leukemia
- Type 1 and 2 Diabetes
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Ear infection
- Chronic lung disease
Heck, these diseases are common for babies to catch in their first months.
Scary idea, right? But we know you’ll do the right thing!
3. Makes your Baby a Genius!
I know. A chance of taking care of the next Albert Einstein doesn't sound bad.
This is a well-proven point. Researchers from Brown University, US, confirmed that breastfeeding plays a big role in enhancing the development of babies’ brains.
The science behind this points out to the long-chain fatty acids such as DHA that can be found in the breast milk.
4. Brings baby closer to you!
The greatest perk of breastfeeding is this — it can bring the baby closer to you!
This happens as the level of oxytocin or the ‘love hormone’ – in both you and your baby’s bodies encourages bonding. The skin-to-skin contact nurtures the baby to be stronger.
In a nutshell, a baby needs his/her mommy’s love.
Breastfeeding is not all about your baby’s health. Luckily, it can also give you a boost to be stronger after birth.
5. Lowers your risk of ovarian cancer and other diseases
Breastfeeding provides the mother with natural protection against cancer and several diseases.
According to research, a woman who breastfeeds for more than 12 months during their lifetime has a 28% lower risk of both breast and ovarian cancer.
Recent studies also indicate that breastfeeding lessens the chance of having heart disease, and other health problems. Sounds cool? But there’s more...
6. You will feel happier.
I know having a baby will automatically give you a reason to be happy.
But there are cases that mother can develop a certain condition of postpartum depression. It is a type of depression that can emerge shortly after childbirth.
Thanks to breastfeeding. You can help your body to prevent this condition. Let me explain. As you breastfeed your baby, your body produces a hormone called oxytocin that has a calming factor to both you and your baby.
In addition, your body releases endorphins that can nurture your emotional well-being.
In short, you can expect to feel more joy in being a mother when you’re breastfeeding. (That’s what science said.)
And to point out, all of these are natural occurrences within your body.
7. Saves you money.