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Advantages of Breastfeeding

Posted on: March 9th, 2015 by JayHawkPharmacyBlogger
Breastfeeding offers  several benefits for mothers and children.

Breastfeeding offers several benefits for mothers and children.

 

Breastfeeding is a time that allows mothers to bond with their child. It brings them closer together, breastfeeding also features a full host of benefits for both mother and child. Breastfeeding is a choice every mother must has to think about and decide if it is the best course of action for both herself and her child. To help mothers make an informed decision, Jayhawk Pharmacy wants to share the benefits breastfeeding brings to not only babies, but mothers, as well.

Benefits for Baby

Breast milk is provides infants with the necessary to nourish them and help them grow. Breast milk is easier to for babies to digest than formula. Perhaps most importantly, breast milk contains several essential antibodies that are critical to helping protect an infant from viruses and bacteria. Breastfeeding also helps infants maintain the right weight when they grow up, while also lower risks for asthma, allergies, ear infections, respiratory illness and digestive issues.

Benefits for Mom

One of the biggest benefits for mothers that breastfeed is that the process helps them form a close connection with their infant child. This helps the child feel a sense of security and get to know the mother. From an individual perspective, breastfeeding can also help mothers lose the excess weight from the pregnancy faster. Breastfeeding also releases hormones that help the uterus return to pre-pregnancy size while also reducing risks for some forms of cancer along with osteoporosis. Breast feeding can also act as a natural form of birth control.

Doctors recommend to breastfeed for at least six months before introducing solid foods into your baby’s diet. For mothers that still want to breastfeed, but work during the day, Jayhawk Pharmacy offers breast pumps and maternity products to help you out. Contact us to learn more about breastfeeding and how we can help keep your child healthy.

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