By: lizlee| July 2, 2018
Breastfeeding your newborn soon after delivery will boost your little one's immune system into overdrive. A mother's breastmilk can prevent and protect a newborn from exposure to illness, disease, and bacteria. It is important for a mother to protect her child from the moment he or she is born. The enclosed sterile environment your baby once embodied is replaced by germs and bacteria shortly after delivery. Studies show mothers that breastfeed up to six months have infants with extraordinary advantages and benefits compared to formula-fed babies. Not only does breastfeeding provide a newborn with added nutrients, but it also improves the mother's overall health as well.
Advantages to Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding reduces bleeding by releasing the hormone oxytocin to squeeze the uterine muscles and close open blood vessels.
Hormones released while breastfeeding can reduce a mother’s stress and strengthen the maternal bond with your little one.
It's normal to skip a menstrual period or two while breastfeeding, but the truth is you are still able to become pregnant.
Mammary glands require milk-secreting cells to work extra hard to produce milk. All the additional cellular work allows women to lose up to 86% of the weight gained during pregnancy through breastfeeding.
Benefits to Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding promotes normal growth and brain development while blocking deadly pathogens from entering your baby’s blood vessels.
A breastfed baby has a 62% reduced risk of SIDS Syndrome compared to formula-fed babies.
Babies that are breastfed longer than six months have a reduced risk of developing leukemia later in life.
There is substantial evidence that supports breastfeeding as a way to improve a woman’s health after pregnancy. Also, the advantages of breastfeeding help a mother to return to her normal metabolic state.
One of the most essential breastfeeding products to prevent bacteria is aLoo's patent-pending technology that ensures unconsumed breast milk is free of any backwash related bacteria reducing your baby's exposure to additional bacteria.