Posts Categorized: Pregnancy and Childbirth

Making the decision to breastfeed

Human milk provides the most perfect, nutritious food for babies, giving them all the nutrients, energy, and immune protection that they need. Formula just cannot compare to human milk in terms of the benefits to baby and to the lactating parent. Benefits to the baby include fewer infections as an infant and into childhood. Breastmilk…
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A mother and newborn baby boy are indoors together. The mother is breastfeeding her baby.

What are the benefits of breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding has many benefits for mom and baby. Benefits for Mom: • Breastfeeding decreases the chance of certain cancers like ovarian and breast • Breastfeeding increases oxytocin: – When mothers breastfeed, oxytocin levels increase and  breast milk “lets down.” – Oxytocin helps with involution time, or the time it takes  the uterus to contract back…
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