Last Updated on Sep 20, 2019

What are the Benefits of Breastfeeding to the Mother?

Talking in terms of the mother, the act of Breastfeeding is especially beneficial for the following reasons-

  • Breastfeeding helps to burn calories, which results in weight reduction.
  • Breastfeeding is also known to help in the process of shrinking the uterus.
  • Additionally, studies have indicated that nursing mothers who breastfeed have lower risk of premenopausal breast cancer, decreased risk of uterine and ovarian cancer.
  • Breastfeeding reduces the risk of postpartum depression. The emotional health of the mother is enhanced by the relationship she develops with her infant during breastfeeding. It results in fewer feelings of anxiety and a stronger sense of connection with the baby.
  • Breastfeeding is linked to a lower risk of type-2 diabetes and osteoporosis.
  • Breastfeeding helps space subsequent pregnancies.
  • Breastfeeding saves time and money as one does not have to buy and measure formula, sterilize bottles and nipples.
Benefits of Breastfeeding to the Mother


Esau04 Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Breast milk contains all the water and nutrients that an infant needs to satisfy hunger, thirst, and growth.

fionalangsharpe Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Wow can't believe you would allow a formula add to run with this article. Constantly undermining women with adds like these decreases the rates of breastfeeding. Increases the health risks to our children. Please reconsider your advertising. Thank you

koffi Tuesday, August 23, 2011

breast milk is always ready at all time for the baby, it does not take time for it to be prepared,it does not have a money value,available always at the right temperature not too hot or not too cold,free from microbes,

s_mayur Thursday, March 31, 2011

please let me know what is the normal time taken for the milk to come into the breast after delivery. rgds Mayur Deshmukh

abeer19 Saturday, November 6, 2010

only????? is it related to genes? if non brothers feed from the same mother does this affect their biological cells or genes?

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