Most new mums want to be able to breastfeed and enjoy the close bond that comes from spending feeding time together. But sometimes mothers can find it difficult, so it’s important that as a new mother you feel supported and know the benefits of breastfeeding – so you can enjoy breastfeeding for longer.
In a pre-term baby, breastfeeding can:
In a full-term baby, breastfeeding can reduce the risk of:
It may also reduce the risk of:
Breastfeeding while you wean your baby onto solid food may reduce the risk of food allergies.
Breastfeeding helps the womb return to its normal size and reduces bleeding.
Breastfeeding can also reduce the risk of:
Uses around 500 calories per day, so can help you lose that extra weight you gained during pregnancy.
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