Benefits of Breastfeeding for Baby and Mum

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.




Comments (21)


    June 23, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Knowing they’re getting the best (frances hopkins)

  • Anonymous

    June 23, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    love that my baby gets all she needs from me and that it is so easy.


    June 23, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    Getting to sit on my bum eating biscuits whilst still feeding my baby! 😉

  • The Brick Castle

    June 23, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Nice post hon – great to see someone else with a handful (and more) children who has fed them all for a good while each 🙂

  • eduGirl

    June 23, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    It’s amazing being able to help my little boy deal with the pain of molars coming through, through the simple act of breastfeeding. Yes, it can be hard going at times but I wouldn’t give up this amazing parenting tool for the world!

  • Esther James

    June 23, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Its free!!!!

  • Donna McParland

    June 23, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    I think for me the biggest benefit is the money we’ve saved and can spend on other things, we’ve had big period of unemployment and being able to feed the baby and not worry about whether we can afford to has been very reassuring

  • charlotte louise

    June 23, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    its quick and natural

  • Alex willetts

    June 23, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    You never have to worry about how much boob to back, out for an hour or out for the day, you have it covered x

  • HelenRemi411

    June 23, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    knowing there getting the best start in life plus a bond that will never be broken

  • nurture-by-nature

    June 24, 2013 at 7:23 am

    For me it is fulfilling everything I am designed to give, and everything my baby is designed to receive…

  • Hanneke Legerstee

    June 24, 2013 at 8:44 am

    As written by all above, breastmilk also clear infections and rashes.

  • Laura Honeybee

    June 24, 2013 at 10:27 am

    I love that breastfeedng soothes tears and calms tantrums.

  • Pippa Ainsworth

    June 24, 2013 at 11:54 am

    It’s so easy to soothe a grumpy baby, convenient and free!

  • sc2987

    June 24, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    I don’t agree that these things are benefits to breastfeeding. They are risks of not breastfeeding instead, as it is the biological norm.

  • Samantha Peaty

    June 24, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    I love how easy it is to feed my baby and the health benefits for me and my baby are amazing!

  • Azelle Martell

    June 25, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    I suffer from a lot of allergies along with asthma and eczema, so I love the fact that by breastfeeding my little girl I can hopefully protect her from suffering the same.

  • Kate

    June 26, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Not having to get up to make my baby food

  • Commuter

    June 27, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    The ability to comfort my baby through all the other baby stresses eg teething.

  • TheHungryCaterpillar

    July 2, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    That it’s free!

  • lesley smith

    July 2, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    benefit- Its the ultimate super food, and the only fast food that’s super healthy 🙂

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