Breastfeeding Benefits for Mom

breastfeedingMost people know how the baby benefits from breastfeeding, but did you know how mom benefits?

  • It is the perfect distance for eye to eye contact with your newborn
  • Skin to skin contact with your baby can boost oxytocin levels, also known as the “love hormone”, that reduces stress and promotes calmness
  • Lowers risk for type 2 diabetes, breast and ovarian cancer
  • Reduces the risk for postpartum bleeding
  • Lessens postpartum depression
  • No preparation for feeding needed
  • Saves $1,500/year in artificial baby milk
  • Extended breastfeeding of at least six months can help mothers lose weight
  • Mothers miss less time from work

Just a few things to consider when choosing a feeding method for your family.