NURSING MOTHER

Benefits of Breast-feeding for A nursing Mother

Breastfeeding offers a plethora of benefits both physically and psychological for both momma and baby. Lower risk of breast and ovarian cancers and less hypertension with decreased blood pressure along with lower cardiovascular disease to name a few lifetime health benefits for momma.

 

  • Hormone release


Breastfeeding stimulates the release of oxytocin from your brain. Oxytocin allows your baby to get breast milk from your breasts. The oxytocin reflex is also sometimes called the "letdown reflex". Oxytocin is produced more quickly than prolactin. It makes the milk that is already in the breast flow for the current feed, and helps the baby to get the milk easily. 

 

  • Weight loss


During pregnancy, a mother can gain a significant amount of weight. Breastfeeding can burn up to 500 additional calories a day thus aiding in weight loss for those unwanted post pregnancy pounds.

 

  • Helps momma and baby bond

Breastfeeding is one of the best ways to bond with your baby. It not only provides nutrition, but provides comforts and safety. The process of breastfeeding releases oxytocin, which is a love hormone that promotes bonding between mom and baby.

 

 

There are also benefits that a child gets from breastfeeding. Fewer allergies, asthma and childhood cancers. Lower risk of type l and type ll diabetes along with lower rates of respiratory illness to name a few. 


Breast milk isn't called liquid gold for nothing. It has earned that name because of the incredibly powerful benefits it provides to your baby from the moment they are born! Motherhood goes beyond the amount of milk you can produce, and it is essential to take a break once in a while to reflect on your journey. If you feel that you need any help concerning lactation or caregiving for a newborn, greyscowbell.com is just a click away.