Breastfeeding isn’t something that should freak women out; in fact breastfeeding is worth trying and it’s something every woman should look forward to.
Below are things every woman should know about breastfeeding
1. IT COULD BE TOUGH IN THE BEGINNING
The few days of breastfeeding could be painful, experts call it extreme tenderness. The discomfort from breastfeeding should diminish and completely disappear with time once your baby is properly latched. Experts recommend women should consider a breastfeeding class when pregnant.
2. BREASTFEEDING HAS NUMEROUS BENEFITS
Breastfeeding has numerous benefits. Breast milk contains antibodies that can’t be engineered. According to experts, breastfed babies have a decreased chance of having allergies, get fewer cold and sinus and ear infections.
3. BREASTFEEDING HELPS MOTHERS TOO
Mothers also benefit from breastfeeding their babies. Breastfeeding helps bond the mother with her baby. Breastfeeding also helps ward off breast and ovarian cancers according to experts. Breastfeeding also helps the mother burn calories.
4. BREASTFEEDING MOTHERS NEED TO TAKE PROPER CARE OF THEMSELVES
A breastfeeding mother needs to be well fed and adequately hydrated. You also need to avoid stress and relax properly as stress might affect the start of your milk flow.
5. BREASTFEEDING SAVES MONEY
Breastfeeding would also help mothers save money if they breastfeed often and use formula not too often.