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Breastfeeding Benefits for Mom & Baby

Are you pregnant and considering breastfeeding your little one when she arrives? There are numerous benefits to breastfeeding for both you and baby! If you’re having trouble getting the hang of it, we understand. That’s why we have a lactation consultant on staff to help you overcome obstacles and guide you on your breastfeeding journey. Discover several benefits of breastfeeding for both mom and baby.

Breastfeeding Benefits for Mom

There is a popular saying out there that says, “breast is best!” It implies that breast milk is the best food for a baby. But, did you know that breastfeeding itself has great benefits for mom, as well? When you breastfeed your child, you will experience benefits such as:

  • Helps your body heal faster, post-delivery
  • Reduces your risk of ovarian and breast cancer
  • Saves money (not having to buy formula)
  • Strengthens mother-baby relationship
  • Triggers your body to shed baby weight faster

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Breastfeeding Benefits for Baby

The term breast milk has been coined as “liquid gold”, and we believe that’s true! It saves parents money from having to purchase formula, and breast milk’s health-related worth is high. When your baby nurses, she will enjoy many benefits such as:

  • Decreases chances of developing eczema or allergies
  • Less prone to infections in the respiratory tract, urinary tract, and ear
  • Lowers risk of SIDS
  • Reduces episodes of constipation
  • Strengthens mother-baby relationship

How Primary Pediatrics Can Help

According to the World Health Organization and UNICEF, moms should nurse their baby for at least two years (and beyond that if they can). For the first six months of life, the child should receive breast milk exclusively, and when she hits her six-month mark, she can be introduced to soft foods. Around one year, the child can be introduced to a wider variety of foods with breast milk still being offered.

We understand how overwhelming it can feel to breastfeed your baby for any amount of time! Our skilled lactation consultant can answer your questions, boost your confidence, provide solutions to any breastfeeding problems, and more.