111 reasons for breastfeeding your baby
What if I told you that there is a powerful drink that will grant you great health, higher intelligence, and even financial gain? Would you believe me?
I’ll bet the shelves wouldn’t be stocked fast enough and people would be buying it by the cartload, no matter what the price.
A drink like that does exist, and it’s free, but it only works for the most vulnerable of our population–our babies. The beverage is breast milk, and it has a wide variety of scientifically proven medical benefits. But despite these facts, convincing new moms to breastfeed can be an uphill battle.
It is important for women to understand the health benefits they’re potentially giving their babies, and themselves when they are trying to decide whether they should breastfeed. The thing is, once those precious first few months of the breastfeeding opportunity pass you by, there’s no going back. Nope. That window to give your child his or her healthiest start is lost. Forever.
And we’ll all agree that healthy growth in children is first priority for a Mom.
Choosing to breastfeed is making an investment in your baby’s future. Breastfeeding lets you to make the food that is perfect for your baby. Your milk gives your baby the healthy start that will last a lifetime.
- Protects your baby from illness and infection
- Has the perfect amount of protein, fat, sugar, and water to help your baby grow
- Is easier for babies to digest compared to formula
- Benefits your health
- May make your life easier and help you get back to your pre-pregnancy weight faster.
- Benefits society by saving lives, saving money, and being eco-friendly
The infographic below illustrates one hundred and eleven benefits of breastfeeding, and this is potentially just touching the tip of the boob-shaped iceberg. It truly is staggering, and I hope it convinces new mothers to breastfeed, helping them realize just how much it can help their babies.
And of course, breastfeeding gives you and your baby time to be close, cuddle and get to know each other, and bond. Breastfeeding is a healthy choice for both moms and babies.
While breastfeeding won’t eliminate all sickness from the world, it certainly reduces the risk of developing a wide range of illnesses, from autoimmune diseases to cancer. And that’s enough for moms want to give their babies every advantage possible in life. Women were born with breasts for a reason, and here are 111 reasons to use them.