Updated: Aug 16, 2019
It’s National Breastfeeding Month and we want to give all you moms out there, future and present, some advice and support on how to feed and bond with your little ones, however you do it!
The Benefits of Breastfeeding
So, you’re going to breastfeed. Well, we welcome you to an absolutely beautiful and beneficial part of raising your baby! Breastfeeding is the ideal way to nourish your baby, and the benefits to you and your baby are huge:
1. Breast milk is incredibly healthy for your baby.
It contains antibodies that cannot be manufactured. Babies who are breastfed are sick less, have less gastrointestinal issues and a decreased potential for developing allergies.
2. Breastfeeding has health benefits for mom too.
Nursing can help keep breast and ovarian cancers away, it helps with stress, and (love this one) it burns calories!
3. Breastfeeding saves money.
Experts say that you can save $400 in your baby’s first year (even with buying a breast pump) if you use nursing almost exclusively.
4. Breastfeeding is convenient.
Forgot the formula on your last grocery run? Diaper bag bursting at the seams? Traveling? These are not concerns when you have a natural food source!
5. Breastfeeding may prevent ovulation and menstruation.
Continued breastfeeding can pause menstruation and ovulation. This phenomenon has been viewed as nature’s way of allowing time between pregnancies for the body to recover. We see it as not having to worry about that pesky “time-of-the-month” while we are enjoying time with our newborns.
Of course, we respect and support moms who are in all situations, but if they are fortunate enough to have the choice, we always encou