5 Interesting facts of breastfeeding!
Created by Swati Nitin Gupta Updated on Jun 11, 2020
As the world over celebrates Breastfeeding Week from 1st – 7th August, we bring you 5 interesting facts about breastfeeding. Post reading these facts you will be encouraged to breastfeed more. So read on!
1. Lose your pregnancy weight: As a new mother you must be worried about how to lose your pregnancy weight. Well nurse your baby more if you want to lose your pregnancy weight. Researches show that a breastfeeding mommy loses her pregnancy weight faster and easily as compared to the moms who don’t.
2. Unique scent: A baby can recognise his/her mother in the crowd through the unique scent she exudes. When you breastfeed your baby, s/he is inhaling your scent as well and registering it in his or her mind. So when he or she has to recognise the mother from the crowd, s/he will find it really easy to do so.
3. Keeps the mom healthy too: We all know that breastfeeding keeps a baby healthier, but did you know that it is good for moms too. Women who breastfeed have a reduced risk of breast cancer, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, and ovarian cancer.
4. Size doesn’t matter: Oh well! If you have been wondering that how will you breastfeed your baby with small breasts, then relax and let go off your worry, as it is quite unfounded. Yes, while breastfeeding the size of the breasts doesn’t matter at all. So just let your baby latch on to your breast correctly to get him/her to feed appropriately.
5. Breastfeeding is relaxing: Oh yes, it is! And it has been proven in numerous researches as well. A breastfeeding baby triggers the release of hormones in both moms and babies, which calms both the baby and the mother. No wonder a newborn always get comforted when s/he latches on to the mother.
With the hope that you will breastfeed longer after reading these interesting facts, I wish all the new moms and the veterans a happy breastfeeding week!
| Aug 03, 2016
@Vijaykumar Hi Vijay the mother's milk keeps evolving with the child's growth so if your son is still breastfeeding there is no harm in it. But do ensure that he is taking other solid foods as well. As for stopping your son will himself stop one day and when he will stop the milk production will also stop. So till the time he is enjoying breastfeed let him enjoy. Remember the longer he breastfeeds the healthier he will be. Hope this helps.
| Aug 03, 2016
my daughter is 8 months now now im gaining weight is that bcoz i stopped breastfeed.... till 4th month i was able to feed her but after that milk was not at all sufficent to her n she too stopped drinking suddenly... is there any chance for me try again or any other solution.. still i can feel the pain in my breast even there is no milk
| Sep 21, 2016
@rashmi whenever your baby wants milk latch him onto your breast and let him suckle. once your body knows that there is milk requirement, it will start producing milk. you may also invest in an electronic breast pump that lets you express milk comfortably. as for increasing breast supply you may drink ajwain, and saunf water.
| Dec 17, 2016
hello everyone. . my baby is one month old.. I feed him regularly.. but I m facing serious problem ..I get milk only for 20 - 25 minutes.. and then milk stop coming atleast for 1 hour.. my baby usually left hungry everytime then he start crying a lot.. is this normal plz advice..