This post is all about the Benefits of breastfeeding, not just for baby for for Mummy too!
If you saw an advert on television for a ‘super’ product that could –
protect your baby against ear and chest infections, lower the risk of Diabetes , give them less chance of allergies, better mental development and mouth formation, straighter teeth and prolongs their natural immunity, firstly you wouldn’t believe the advert, secondly if it did exist that it would cost a fortune…
But the truth is, there is such a wonder liquid, and it is COMPLETELY FREE.
Breastmilk is actually able to do all of that, and more, it is readily available for your baby, 24 hours a day, on demand, without any need for extra equipment or safety instructions, literally there on tap.
Likewise, if you saw an advert for mums that could lower the risk of ovarian cancer, pre or post menopausal breast cancer and give you stronger bones later in life, you would rush out and buy it immediately, but you don’t have to because you as a mum produce it yourself and provide for your little bundle.
I have breastfed all of my children up until 18-24 months, with number seven on the way I shall definitely be doing the same.
Not only does breastmilk provide all of the above, but it tailor made just for your baby, like nothing else, it doesn’t have to be mixed with anything, it is at the right temperature and consistency, no extra equipment is needed, just you, your baby and an pair of boobs
(well maybe a good nursing bra and breastpads, if you are anything like me, I seem to have enough milk to feed the entire population!! and breast milk has a tendency to squirt out at many different angles!!)
It also helps mums to lose their baby weight quicker and doesn’t cost a penny, think how many pretty outfits you can buy for baby with all the money that you are saving.
If you are pregnant and considering breastfeeding, I would say Go for It! At least give it a try, it has so many benefits, for both you and baby, try to set yourself little goals, one breastfeed at a time.