Breastfeeding impacts both Mom and Baby in Awesome Ways!

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Benefits for Mom

  • It helps your uterus to contract after birth so that you don't bleed too much after birth. 
  • It helps your uterus to continue to shrink down to pre-birth size.
  • It increases your positive emotions as the oxytocin hormone is stimulated. This prevents post-partum depression.
  • It stimulates the prolactin hormone which helps you go to sleep after feeding.
  • It has statistically been found to decrease the chances of your having ovarian cancer, breast cancer, osteoporosis,  and alzheimers.
  • Keeps baby more healthy, so mom misses less days at work due to infant illness, if she is working outside the home. 
  • Costs less
  • Is easier to travel breastfeeding a baby compared to bottle feeding a baby. 
  • Protects the environment: no packaging, no plastics, no waste. 
  • Promotes bonding

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Benefits for Baby

  • It feeds them! Every baby needs food! 
  • It profoundly boosts their immune system  {We could talk about that for days and days and days.  Its complex, its profound, and it changes baby's life! }
  • Feeding at the breast creates a feedback system so that specific immunity boosters go to your baby as he/she needs them. 
  • Breastfed babies have significantly less diarrhea and ear infections.
  • The occurrence of serious childhood illnesses like asthma, type I diabetes, leukemia, and allergies is decreased.