What’s Good for Baby Is Good for Mom

Did you know that breast-feeding is the healthiest choice for mothers as well as for babies? Nursing is a natural process that helps complete the cycle of pregnancy and birth. Here are a few of the positive effects on a mother’s health that come with nursing:
  • Helps you recover faster. When a baby nurses within an hour of delivery, the suckling stimulates a hormone in the mother that contracts the uterus and reduces bleeding, allowing the uterus to return to its normal size more quickly.
  • Helps you lose weight. Nursing takes energy—about 500 calories a day, to be exact. When breast-feeding, your body is working overtime and will return to its pre-pregnancy weight more rapidly and without reducing the amount you eat.
  • Helps you feel better. Nursing releases hormones that stimulate a feeling of wellbeing in mothers.
    Costs less. Buying formula, bottles, and nipples adds up to thousands of dollars per year. As a new parent, you could think of better ways to spend that money.
  • Lowers your cancer risk. Women who breast-feed have lower incidences of breast, uterine, and ovarian cancers. Lactation lowers estrogen levels in the body, and lifetime exposure to estrogen is a risk factor for these cancers. The longer you nurse, the more the benefit.
  • Lowers your risk of osteoporosis. Breast-feeding increases bone density, reducing the risk of osteoporosis and fractures in older women who have breast-fed.
(W. Allan Walker, Eat, Play and Be Healthy)


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  2. Kunjungan balasan.
    Sepertinya memang begitu sobat.
    Apapun yang baik untuk si kecil tentu akan membanggakan untuk ibunya.

    Kalo si kecil puas, orang tuanya akan gembira karena si kecil tak menangis lagi.

  3. Wah kudu buka kamus dulu i brad....!!!
    Met Tahun Baru Brad Smoga tahun ini kita bisa lebih baik dari tahun kemarin Sukses Slalu.

  4. bagus juga buat bapaknya nggak? hee....