Ditch Breastfeeding Backlash with these 5 Benefits!

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Ohhh Breastfeeding…. I have been breastfeeding for 20 months now and let me tell you, it hasn’t been easy! Boob infections, sore nipples, leakage, swollen boobs you name it! My plan is to make it to two years but I know that may not be ideal depending on my body. 

 

So, if you are boob’d out or couldn’t Breastfeed, confidently move into acceptance around this knowing everyone’s experience is for a reason! Depending on what your experience has been, dodge breastfeeding backlash with these 5 benefits.

 

·    Boobies Rule!

Breastmilk is known to provide the ideal nutrition. According to webmd.com, It has the perfect mix of vitamins, proteins, and fat – everything your precious baby needs to grow as well as being provided in a form that is much more easily digested than infant formula.

·    Provides Antibodies!

Furthermore, additional research from webmd.com, shows that breast milk consists of essential antibodies that assist your baby fighting off viruses and bacteria. Breastfeeding lowers your baby’s chances of having asthma and specific allergies, which sometimes can become problematic as they grow into their teen years.

·    Establishes Bonding!

Breastfeeding is not only beneficial for babies, but moms as well. Firstly, the bond and connection it creates is an advantage that is pure and beautiful. However, according to Lawrence, women who breastfeed have a lower risk of postmenopausal osteoporosis. “When a woman is pregnant and lactating, her body absorbs calcium much more efficiently," she explains. "So while some bones, particularly those in the spine and hips, may be a bit less dense at weaning, six months later they are denser than before pregnancy,” cites Lawrence.

·    Snap Back!

Besides giving your baby nourishment and helping to keep your baby from becoming sick, breastfeeding may help you lose weight. Many women who breastfed their babies said it helped them get back to their pre-pregnancy weight more quickly, but experts are still looking at the effects of breastfeeding on weight loss.

·    Saves Money!

A very practical reason and one to get excited about: It’s cheap. According to La Leche League International, the cost of formula can range anywhere from $134 to $491 per month. That's $1,608 to $5,892 in one year!

 

The next time someone questions why you are breastfeeding, you can school them!!  

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