Monday, 3 June 2013

Breast Feeding. Benefiting You.

Breastfeeding your baby can bring a range of benefits to your little one (which, the blog will be about tomorrow), but did you know it does wonders for you too? 

  • Amazingly, breastfeeding can lower your risk of getting breast and ovarian cancer
  • As there is a lot of skin to skin contact it can help to build a strong bond between you and your baby (d'aww)
  • Naturally lose up to 500 calories a day (Hurray!) 
  • It can save you money, as a steriliser and formula can be expensive. 

A study that has taken place by the University of Western Sydney, made some key findings relating to breastfeeding and how it can benefit the mother.(Full study link is at bottom of blog)

To  summarise- 

  • The longer you breastfeed, the lower your chances are of having high blood pressure later in life 
Another bonus. 

Of course, if you are struggling to breastfeed and want help you should contact your midwife. For any questions about today's blog please feel free to email

Nurture Antenatal x


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