The Benefits of Breastfeeding

There are SO many benefits of breastfeeding  -Better neurological development, Better jaw development, Straighter, healthier teeth, Protection against ear infections, Protection against colds, chest infections and sore throats, breastfeeding Prolongs natural immunity to mumps, measles, polio and other diseases, Lessens chance of eczema and other allergies, Lower risk of diabetes, Helps prevent obesity and Protection against gastro-enteritis and tummy upsets, all sounds pretty amazing and completely awesome that you are responsible….

As well as all of those incredible reasons, there are others that I have found..

The biggest one for me was the increase in my boobage!!! I have always had little uns, but breastfeeding actually gives me more than a handful, so for all those flat chested mummies, breastfeeding is awesome!!

For me I have found that I have not had a period for about a year each time, so anything that keeps those horrid stomach cramps at bay is worth it in my book, (it doesn’t happen to everyone)

You are advised to eat 500 extra calories per day whilst breastfeeding, so in my world that means a cream cake every now and again will help with those calories, and I do need the extra energy!!

Breastfeeding will also burn those calories, I have found that without too much exercise I have slimmed down pretty quickly and there have been interviews with some celebrities that say breastfeeding is the best diet they have ever been on.

Its completely FREE, when I see those tins of formula milk and the price, it makes me shudder, I cannot understand why I would need to spend all of that money, when I could be using it to buy little treats for the family, or put the money towards a much needed family holiday..

No making bottles or sterilising, the thought of dragging myself out of bed at some disgusting time of night/early morning and having to make up a bottle doesn’t bear thinking about, I can picture it, the kettle would end up in the fridge, the bottle in the milk tin, yes I have been known to put items in strange places through sleep deprivation!! But to have my little one relying on me to do all this properly, when all I have to do is lift them from their moses basket or cot and just get my boob out, there really is no contest for me…

What about you ?

Breastfeeding has so many benefits for your newborn but its not always easy from the beginning, it takes time to get the latch correct and pick up on feeding cues, click through to find out lots of amazing benefits of breastfeeding

Comments (19)

  • Viv C

    June 22, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Best for my baby and suited my lifestyle although it also required perseverance and support.

  • Janice Mackin

    June 23, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    There was no decision to be made.

  • Tracy Sinclair

    June 24, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    Because my mum advised me to, so I did, but didnt work out for me, unfortuneately, but its always worth trying as its best for baby x

  • Charlotte

    June 26, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    It’s free and for the bond

  • Pia Stephens

    June 26, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Felt the natural way to go and I wanted to give our babies the best possible start to life <3

  • Roisin keenan

    June 26, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Best for baby, me and it’s free!

  • Robyn Logan Clarke

    June 26, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    Best for baby and easiest for me, love that I make milk in my sleep and don’t need to get up to make a bottle!

  • Julie Bellham

    June 27, 2014 at 9:35 am

    It’s what boobs were made for!

  • Rosie

    June 27, 2014 at 9:52 am

    I never saw formula as an option. My daughter is not a cow!

  • Anneliese

    June 27, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Lots of reasons including money and ease, but mostly I just wanted too and knew it was best and natural and I didnt really want to give my baby cows milk!

  • Sarah Strickland

    June 27, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Always wanted to! And, really, it’s a no-brainer…

  • Laura

    June 27, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    It’s the normal way to feed a baby.

  • gemma clark

    June 27, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    It just felt like the right thing to do

  • Morgane Reddy

    June 27, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    I felt it was the best thing I could do for my babies … However difficult it has been to start 🙂

  • Rebecca Phillips

    June 27, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    i wanted the bond/closeness

  • Lynsey Buchanan

    June 28, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Health benefits and that its free

  • Candise Moore

    June 28, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    I wanted to give it a go, struggled but pushed through and have fed 3 babies so far 🙂

  • Julia Plant

    June 28, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    because it feels natural, its healthy,, convenient, great for bonding and saves money

  • Anna R

    June 28, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    best for all

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