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Breastfeeding is feeding a new born with the milk from a woman’s breast. This can happen from the time a baby is born until around 2 years or when the mother prefers to wean her child. By weaning we mean stopping the breastfeed to the child.

10 Benefits of Breastfeeding to a Mother

10 Benefits of Breastfeeding to a MOTHER kannada hindi

Breastfeeding  is also called nursing and is important as it has a lot of advantages both to the mother’s body and to the child. Here are 10 such important benefits.

10 Benefits of Breastfeeding to a MOTHER

1. Calorie Incinerator

10 Benefits of Breastfeeding to a MOTHER

As you continue to breastfeed your baby, your body drains as many calories as possible automatically. It is known to burn up to 500 calories per day. This means you dont need much exercise to lose your pregnancy weight

2. Improved Healing

10 Benefits of Breastfeeding to a MOTHER

A woman’s body would have undergone a lot of bruising during the process of giving birth. Breastfeeding will heal these faster and help the new mother get back to normalcy at the earliest

3. Reduced Risk of Cancer

10 Benefits of Breastfeeding to a MOTHER

By breastfeeding, the lymph nodes get activated along with the other components of the breast. These reduce the risk of breast cancer. A woman who does not breast feed her child is more likely to be affected by breast cancer than a woman who has breast fed. It also reduces the risk of pre menopausal ovarian cancer.

4. Gain of Unmatched Energy

10 Benefits of Breastfeeding to a MOTHER
As a new mother, every time you breastfeed your baby, you feel an unmatched power in you. It keeps you energized which is important for you to support your baby’s growth.

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5. Menstrual Vacation

10 Benefits of Breastfeeding to a MOTHER

As long as you are breastfeeding your baby well, your periods are on a vacation. As the lactation reduces, the periods come. Breastfeeding is known to delay ovulation.

6. Bonding with the New Born

10 Benefits of Breastfeeding to a MOTHER

The touch with your new born while breastfeeding improves the bonding between the mother and the baby. You will better understand your baby in this way both in terms of physical and emotional growth.

7. Breastmilk is the Best Medicine

10 Benefits of Breastfeeding to a MOTHER

Breast milk is not only nutritious but also works as a medicine miraculously. For instance, if you have sore eyes, try applying a stash of breast milk and the sore is known to vanish within minutes. Thats how powerful breast milk of a woman is!!

8. Less Weight Gain

10 Benefits of Breastfeeding to a MOTHER

As said earlier, it burns calories and hence the process of weight gain is slowed down. If you are breastfeeding you dont gain much wait during post partum

9. Hormonal Balance

10 Benefits of Breastfeeding to a MOTHER

Breast feeding helps maintain a balance of the hormones. As long as you are feeding your baby, you do not have to worry about those pimples on your face or even the mood swings. Your hormones are intact and do not hamper your life.

10. Natural Contraceptive

10 Benefits of Breastfeeding to a MOTHER

Breast feeding is a natural way to control birth. i.e when you are breast feeding, your chances of getting pregnant are very low. 98 – 99 percent is the accuracy that breast feeding controls birth. So you can stash the condoms and be happy!

We shall write about Precautions & Health Care for Breastfeeding mother in our next article.

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