Benefits of Breastfeeding Mother

Best for Mom:

  •  Research shows that breastfeeding benefits the health of mothers.6, 9
  • Breast milk is always fresh, perfectly clean, just the right temperature, and is the healthy choice at the least cost!1,9
  • Increased levels of oxytocin stimulate postpartum uterine contractions, minimizing blood loss and encouraging rapid uterine toning.9,13
  • From 3 months to 12 months postpartum, breastfeeding increases the rate of weight loss in most nursing mothers.7,12
  • Breastfeeding offers some protection against the early return of fertility.10
  • Because breastfed babies are healthier, their mothers miss less work and spend less time and money on pediatric care.3
  • Breastfeeding women report psychological benefits such as increased self-confidence and a stronger sense of connection with their babies.9
  • Breastfeeding decreases risks of cardiovascular disease into postmenopausal age.5,11

Lack of Breastfeeding Increases the Risk to the Mother of:

  • Pre-and post-menopausal breast cancer, ovarian cancer, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, endometrial cancer2, 4, 8, 14, 15
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