There are so many decisions and preparations to be made during the months of pregnancy. One of the best decisions you can make for your health and the health of your brand new little one is choosing to breastfeed. The list of benefits for the baby is a long one.
Reduced risk for the following:
- Ear infections
- Gastrointestinal issues
And for babies born early, breast milk improves brain growth and development and decreases rates of serious infections.
Don’t forget about yourself! Breastfeeding benefits for mom include a reduced risk of heart disease, breast and ovarian cancer, and high blood pressure. Breastfeeding also helps you heal faster after deliver, return to pre-baby weight faster, and releases hormones to help you relax. And relaxation will be vital as you adjust to life as a new mom!
Talk with your doctor at The Woman’s Clinic for more information and help with breastfeeding.