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Breast is best for mom?

We all know that breastfeeding has benefits for babies, but I recently heard that there are some for the mother other than a reduction in breast cancer. What are some other ones?

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:45 PM on Jan. 4, 2010 in General Parenting

Answers (8)
  • it stimulates the uterus to shrink down especially after birth (its one of the reasons they suggest to try nipple stimulation to start up labour)

    I know there are a few its just been a few years.

    Answer by hypermamaz at 5:55 PM on Jan. 4, 2010

  • It also helps mom shed a few extra pounds.

    Answer by coala at 7:39 PM on Jan. 4, 2010

  • the uterus shrinks making getting your extra pounds off easier. but mostly it is the bonding experience between the mother and child its an experience that no one can describe just have to experience. good luck whatever you decide its a big committment.

    Answer by ohio4 at 8:35 PM on Jan. 4, 2010

  • also lower risk of ovarian cancer and endometrial cancer. also can delay periods which can be a perk :)

    Answer by Stefanie83 at 9:30 PM on Jan. 4, 2010

  • It may also lessen the risk of osteoporosis. The oxytocin helps mothers feel more calm and may help prevent or reduce post partum depression. The risk of post partum hemhorrage is less in breastfeeding moms too.

    Answer by jessradtke at 9:49 PM on Jan. 4, 2010

  • helps reduce risk of diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis.

    Answer by Kat770 at 11:02 PM on Jan. 4, 2010

  • Lowers your risk of heart problems.

    Answer by palexander at 11:55 PM on Jan. 4, 2010

  • I've heard it also lowers the risk of pre-menopause.


    Answer by Farrahann at 1:18 AM on Jan. 5, 2010

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