But what about the benefits for mom? Beyond the obvious benefits of convenience (no bottles) and low cost (free), how does breastfeeding benefit a new mom?
- Biggest loser. Breastfeeding moms lose their pregnancy weight easily since they are burning an extra 500 calories a day.
- Keep the tata's. Breastfeeding helps reduce a woman's chance of getting breast and other reproductive cancers.
- Chill time. The hormones responsible for milk production also help mom relax. Oxytocin, relaxin and other hormones released when breastfeeding are calming.