Breastfeeding helps keep your baby healthy.
Babies who are breastfed are less likely to get sick, have allergies and be overweight later in life. Breast milk strengthens your baby's immune system and protects against disease and infection.
Breast milk is great for all newborns, but especially for preemies.
Mothers who give birth to premature infants automatically produce milk that is high in calories, protein, and vitamins to meet their baby's needs. Premature infants are at an increased risk of infection since their immune systems are particularly immature, so breastfeeding provides the best protection.
Breastfeeding saves money.
Breastfeeding saves a family between $2,000 - $4,000 annually compared to the cost of formula.
Breastfeeding helps burn calories.
Mothers who breastfeed burn between 300-500 calories per day.
Breastfeeding is good for the environment.
Human milk is the ultimate renewable resource and probably the most overlooked way of helping to create a more sustainable planet. Breastfeeding does not require any packaging, fuel or waste.
Breast milk comes in all different colors.
Milk color can vary based on the foods a mother consumes. If you eat a ton of greens, don't be surprised if your milk is green too.
Uterine cramping is normal.
It's normal for new moms to experience uterine cramping while breastfeeding. This is your uterus returning to its pre-pregnancy size. Cramping during breastfeeding will lessen as your body recovers.