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Babies Breast milk and Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Facts Speak For Themselves

If you are a first time mom still undecided about whether to breastfeed or not then let the facts speak for themselves.

Remember All Things in Moderation

Why do I say this when above it says the facts speak for themselves. The thing is that the article following spells out all the positives of breastfeeding which are just great. But remember everyone’s circumstances vary and this must be considered.

That being said the positives far outweigh the negatives so if possible and practical let your baby gain the benefits of breastfeeding

 

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Incredible facts about babies, breast milk, and breastfeeding

Did you know?

Moms can still breastfeed while sick. In fact, it’s good for your baby. When you get sick, your body starts fighting the illness by making antibodies, which then get passed on to your baby. By the time you show symptoms of illness, guess what? Your baby has already been exposed to the virus or bacteria, which boosts your baby’s immune system. By continuing to breastfeed, you’re not just keeping your milk supply up, but you’re further protecting your baby from getting sick in the future.Breastfed babies typically get sick less. Breastfeeding reduces the risk of ear infections, diarrhea, and stomach problems.

 

Children who are breastfed have a lower rate of certain illnesses as they grow up.

Your baby can smell you. Newborns have a strong sense of smell and know the unique scent of your breast milk. That is why your baby will turn his or her head to you when he or she is hungry.

Your baby can see you up close and personal.  So when your baby locks eyes with you, it’s a true bonding moment.

Breastfeeding allows your body to recover from pregnancy and childbirth more quickly.

Breastfeeding exposes your baby to many different tastes

Breastfeeding may help you to lose weight. Breastfeeding reduces the risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer in moms.

Breastfeeding can save a family more than $1,200 to $1,500 in formula-related expenses in a baby’s first year alone.

Your body starts getting ready to breastfeed during pregnancy.

Before your milk comes in, in the first few days after birth, your breasts make a thick, sticky, yellowish fluid sometimes referred to as “liquid gold.” Called colostrum, this liquid has the calcium, potassium, proteins, minerals, and antibodies your baby needs.

Your breast milk changes during a feeding session.

 Breast milk heals.

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