Let's start by writing: that sitting down and losing weight without extra exercise is really a great superpower and that is exactly what breastfeeding does. But the powers of breastfeeding lie not only in the appearance of new mothers, but also in the wonderful biological, physiological, and psychological benefits of both mothers and babies.
We will tell you what breastfeeding can bring you, so read the following list:
You can lose weight
Producing milk and breastfeeding is a difficult job for a woman's body. In fact, it can burn up to 500 calories a day, according to obstetricians and gynecologists. That's why many young mothers notice that they start losing weight after birth: they burn more calories than they consume and lose a few pounds without any extra exercise.
Women's bodies change the composition of milk to meet the needs of the baby
Babies grow fast and always need extra protein, minerals and vitamins depending on the stage of development where they are or if they are fighting a disease, like a common cold. This is why it can be said that breast milk is "smart". It changes its formula to meet the needs of the child. This can happen from week to week or even from day to day.
It provides stem cells for the baby
A growing baby still needs help from the mother to continue developing their body. Breast milk is essential for this process as it contains living cells, or more importantly stem cells, that travel through the baby's body to become part of their brain, heart, kidneys or bone tissue.
It makes mom and baby happier
Breastfeeding stimulates the mother and baby brain to release oxytocin, the hormone responsible for making them experience happiness and security. Breastfeeding also calms the mother and stabilizes her level of stress and anxiety to a healthy degree.
It also protects the baby from diseases
Scientists claim that common infant diseases and infections such as ear, respiratory and gastrointestinal infections have a lower chance of occurrence in children who are breastfed. Breast milk has protective properties that prepare and protect the baby from certain types of infections.
It makes kids smarter
Breast milk can also help children to make them smarter. According to studies, the more a baby is breastfed, especially in the first 28 days after birth, the higher the positive impact on brain growth and development, which enhances cognitive abilities and increases their intelligence.