Benefits for the mother

 Breastfeeding is not only ideal for your baby, but also provides many health benefits for the mother, beyond just emotional satisfaction. Mothers who breastfeed recover from childbirth more quickly and easily. Here are some more benefits experienced by the mother:

  • Helps protect mothers from postpartum hemorrhages
  • Helps the uterus return to its normal size after birth
  • Reduces risks of breast and ovarian cancer later in life
  • Helps women return to their pre-pregnancy weight faster
  • Gives time to relax and promotes bonding with baby
  • In old age, mothers who have breastfed have a lower risk of diabetes and osteoporosis
  • Reduces risk of postpartum depression