Benefits of Breastfeeding for Moms

Breastfeeding has a lot of benefits for moms such as: closer relationships between mom and baby, it reduces the risk of postpartum depression, lowers stress, less risk of ovarian cancer, it helps burn off pregnancy weight and helps prevent osteoporosis.
Nursing itself increases the circulation of two hormones: prolactin and oxytocin. One of them produces the milk and the other one ejects the milk when the baby is sucking. Those hormones are related with relaxation, sense of nurturing and sense of love, explains Cecilia Betancourt, NICU Lactation Nurse, with Center for Women & Infants South Miami Hospital.
The expert advises reaching out for help if moms feel something is wrong.

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