I wrote a post a few weeks back about the benefits of Breastfeeding here. This time I am going to give you my own experience of the benefits, with a little humour along the way…
The biggest one for me was the increase in my boobage!!! I have always had little uns, but breastfeeding actually gives me more than a handful, so for all those flat chested mummies, breastfeeding is awesome!!
For me I have found that I have not had a period for about a year each time, so anything that keeps those horrid stomach cramps at bay is worth it in my book, although a little scary as it is always in the back of your mind, could I defy contraceptive methods for a second time and is that the reason for my weight gain ! (think my wonderful husband would have a fit!!)
You are advised to eat 500 extra calories per day whilst breastfeeding, so in my world that means a cream cake every now and again will help with those calories, and I do need the energy!!
Breastfeeding will also burn those calories, I have found that without too much exercise I have slimmed down pretty quickly and there have been interviews with some celebrities that say breastfeeding is the best diet they have ever been on.
Its completely FREE, when I see those tins of formula milk and the price, it makes me shudder, I cannot understand why I would need to spend all of that money, when I could be using it to buy pretty little outfits for madam or master Morrison.
No making bottles or sterilising, the thought of dragging myself out of bed at some disgusting time of night/early morning and having to make up a bottle doesn’t bear thinking about, I can picture it, the kettle would end up in the fridge, the bottle in the milk tin, yes I have been known to put items in strange places through sleep deprivation!! But to have my little one relying on me to do all this properly, when all I have to do is lift them from their moses basket or cot and just get my boob out, there really is no contest for me…
Not to mention, the scientific experiments that state breastfed babies have so much more going for them - Better neurological development, Better jaw development, Straighter, healthier teeth, Protection against ear infections, Protection against colds, chest infections and sore throats, breastfeeding Prolongs natural immunity to mumps, measles, polio and other diseases, Lessens chance of eczema and other allergies, Lower risk of diabetes, Helps prevent obesity and Protection against gastro-enteritis and tummy upsets, all sounds pretty amazing doesn’t it and scary that you may be responsible for all of this in your child….
|The Morrison Clan|
These are just some fantastic benefits that I have found whilst breastfeeding my six wonderful children, if you have any others, please comment below.
If you have enjoyed reading, you will find more articles about breastfeeding at these locations.
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