Breastfeeding and breastfeeding not only bring many health benefits to babies but also bring you many interesting benefits.
You are breastfeeding. Did you know that breastfeeding your baby in addition to allowing her to enjoy valuable nutrients but also many interesting benefits? Check out me 9 typical and obvious benefits:
Breast milk is the most convenient source of nutrition that nature offers to humans: always available, ready to use, clean, and always at the perfect temperature. You do not have to worry about running out of milk and having to buy or prepare, and you don’t need to wash and sterilize milk-making equipment, no need to preserve the excess milk. No matter where you are on the road, restaurant, beach, valuable nutrition that your child needs is always ready for your baby. Even if you have to stay away from your baby for a night or a whole weekend, you can still express and store milk in the refrigerator, defrost properly and place it in a bottle for feeding.
2. Low cost
Breast milk is free while formula milk can be very expensive. When you breastfeed, you won’t spend money on bottle-making purchases, don’t waste money on half-empty bottles or wasted cans. Besides, breast milk also helps to save on health care costs. Whether you or the health insurance is paying for your baby’s medical treatment, the average cost of treatment for your baby when they get sick from non-breastfeeding is still very high.
3. Recovery after birth faster
Breastfeeding is part of the natural cycle – pregnancy – birth – motherhood so breast milk is not only good for your baby but also for you. Breastfeeding will help your uterus contract faster. You will feel cramping during the first few days after birth when you breastfeed. When you breastfeed, your fluid production decreases faster, meaning you will experience less blood loss. And breastfeeding will also reduce excess weight after birth because breastfeeding helps you burn to more than 500 calories/day. Did you know that part of your body’s weight during this period remains as special reserve fat to help produce milk? Breastfeeding is an opportunity for you to burn this fat easily.
4. Breastfeeding is a natural contraceptive method
If you breastfeed your baby, your ovulation and menstrual periods will usually be suspended for most of the breastfeeding period, at least until your baby begins to need other important nutrients ( in the form of formula or snack foods). In some mothers, this interruption will last until weaning your baby. Sometimes it even lasts a few months after weaning. However, this is not a complete guarantee that you can prevent pregnancy thanks to breastfeeding. Therefore, to ensure safe contraception during breastfeeding, you should consult a specialist.
5. Beneficial for health
If you’re breastfeeding, you’re at a lower risk of diseases like uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, and premenopausal breast cancer. You are also less likely to get arthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. Another thing is that lactating mothers are at a lower risk of developing osteoporosis later in life than breastfeeding women.
6. You get rest
Breastfeeding requires regular rest throughout the day, especially during the early part of the day. Whether or not you feel like you need to rest or not, your postpartum body needs a period of rest and breastfeeding will force you to do so.
7. Less complicated when breastfeeding at night
If your baby feeds at night, it may be easier to breastfeed when he is awake, because he or she is now near your breast This would be much more convenient than having to mix milk, pour it into a bottle, and give it to your baby.
8. Do many things at the same time
Once you’ve mastered taking care of your baby and working for a hand while you’re breastfeeding, you’ll feel like you can do all the other things at once. When breastfeeding, you can surf the net, read magazines, check emails, or read to your favorite books (only need enough time to interact with your baby).
9. Tighten maternal love
Most moms will tell you that breastfeeding will make you appreciate the spiritual motherhood. In the process of breastfeeding, you will fondle, cuddle, talk softly with your baby thereby creating a strong bond with the baby. If your baby is bottle-fed, you can do the same. But sometimes you will neglect your child because you may have to deal with temptations all the time, and give up breastfeeding others. After all, you’re too tired. Another benefit is that research shows that mothers who breastfeed are less likely to experience depression after the birth