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Tips and benefits of breastfeeding for mother and child

Xpand Team-
6:56 PM

(10 mins read)

Breastfeeding is a natural and essential process that fosters a strong bond between a mother and her child while providing a myriad of health advantages.

At Atlantis Hospital, we encourage and support all mothers on their breastfeeding journey. Let’s explore some tips and benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and child.

Benefits of Breastfeeding for the Child:

 Breast milk is produced specifically for infants and contains all the vitamins, minerals, and antibodies required for normal development and growth. It provides defense against various ailments and diseases and supports a healthy immune system in children.

Breast milk is easily digested, which lowers the risk of gastrointestinal issues and colic. It encourages healthy bowel movements and is gentle to the baby’s tender stomach.                  

Better brain development and cognitive function are facilitated by the nutrients provided in breast milk.

Breastfeeding fosters a unique emotional connection between the mother and child, giving the infant comfort and security. Breastfeeding increases feelings of closeness and bonding because of the skin-to-skin contact.

Benefits of Breastfeeding for the mother:

Breastfeeding helps speed up recovery and helps to lessen postpartum bleeding. Oxytocin, a hormone that helps with uterine contraction, is released when a mother breastfeeds, hastening the mother’s uterus return to its pre-pregnancy size.

Breastfeeding encourages mothers to burn more calories, which helps them lose weight after giving birth gradually and healthily. It is a healthy way to nurture the youngster and promote physical well-being.

Breastfeeding mothers are less likely to develop ovarian, breast, and type 2 diabetes, as well as postpartum depression. Hormones are released while nursing, which promotes relaxation and calmness.

For the first six months after childbirth, exclusive nursing, commonly known as the Lactational Amenorrhea strategy (LAM), can function as a natural birth control strategy if certain conditions are fulfilled.

At Atlantics Pediatric Hospital, we cherish the wonders of motherhood and celebrate Breastfeeding Awareness Month with you! Our experienced doctors and lactation specialists are here to support and guide you on your breastfeeding journey.