World Breast Feeding Week 2019: 5 Health Benefits of Breastfeeding for Moms

Breastfeeding Week 2019
Breastfeeding Week 2019

World Breastfeeding Week 2019 : Why it is important for every child?

World Breastfeeding Week 2019 – It  is every celebrated every year  from 1 August to 7 August.  This week is celebrated to raise awareness of breastfeeding.  

Breastfeeding is important for both the mother and the child.  It is crucial towards building mother-child bonding.  Another biggest advantage of breastfeeding is it helps the child to get proper nutrition. Well, breastfeeding is equally important for moms. Here is a list of 5 health benefits of breastfeeding for new moms.

Breastfeeding Week  2019 Theme

Breastfeeding Week 2019 Theme is – ‘Empower Parents. Enable Breastfeeding’ Breastfeeding week is celebrated since 1990.  An Innocenti Declaration was signed by the government, Policymakers, WHO, UNICEF, and other organisations to promote and protect, and support breastfeeding.  

According to the American Academy of Paediatrics and American College of Obstetricians, newborns should be breastfed for 6 months.It helps them to live a healthy life.

Benefits of Breastfeeding for Mothers 

1.It helps in burning calories

Breastfeeding helps in burning calories. It can help you to shed some weight post-pregnancy.  Weight loss post-pregnancy is a big task.  You can’t shed without proper diet and exercise. But breastfeeding can help you a little.

2.Breastfeeding releases hormones oxytocin

Breastfeeding releases hormones oxytocin, it helps the uterus to get back to its pre- pregnancy size.  It also reduces uterine bleeding after pregnancy.

3.Helps you to bond better with your child

It is an important step towards bonding with your child. Breastfeeding establishes that instant connection between the child and the mother.

Read more:7 ways for new moms to beat ‘Postpartum Depression’

4.Heals your body after delivery

It helps in healing your body.  It reduces post-pregnancy blood loss.  Breastfeeding will your uterus return to its normal size quickly – at about six weeks of postpartum. And if you don’t breastfeed it could even stretch up to 10 weeks.

5.Lowers the Risk of Breast and ovarian cancer

According to studies, women who breastfeed have a lower risk of cancer later in life.

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New dads & loved ones listen up! Its World Breast feeding week and this post is for you to know that you can be the biggest support and encouragement to a new mom! A mother may be depressed, lacking in confidence, worried, or stressed and it affects breastfeeding. These factors do not directly affect her milk production, but can interfere with the way in which she responds to her baby. This can result in the baby taking less milk, and failing to stimulate milk production. So be there for her . ❤️ Understanding the pressure on her physically and emotionally is the best thing you can do. Nothing like feeling loved at such an overwhelming time. 🙌🏻 . I would also like to give a shoutout to moms who have struggled with low milk production . This could happen due to a pathological reason including endocrine problems or a host of other factors .A few mothers have a physiological low breast-milk production, for no apparent reason, and production does not increase when the breastfeeding technique and pattern improve. There is no reason to shame them or make them feel any pressure in not being able to BF. we need to support all mothers and show love and respect 🍼. . #worldbreastfeedingweek2019 . @WABA_global @who @unicefindia

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Sameera Reddy’s Powerful Message on Breastfeeding

Bollywood actress Sameera Reddy who has recently given birth to a baby girl has shared a powerful message.  She has posted a picture with her baby Nyra and urged new dads to understand the emotional and physical of new moms.  She said supporting her would be the best thing that every new dad will do to his wife.

Note: The  facts are generic and based on various studies. In case of any medical condition, visit your doctor 

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