Are you on the fence about whether or not you want to breastfeed, or know someone who is? Here is a quick list of some great practical reasons for breastfeeding:
Healthy for Mom
Lower chance of breast cancer, ovarian cancer…
Healthy for Baby
Lower chance of sickness, ear infections, childhood obesity, allergies
Lose baby weight faster
Breastfeeding burns approximately 500 calories a day
Feeding a baby with formula cost between $54 and $198 per month depending on brand. After a whole year, that adds up to a lot!
Newborns eat 8-10 times per day. That’s 8-10 bottles to wash every day.
When you baby wakes up multiple times in the middle of the night, instead of going to the kitchen, getting out formula and a bottle, mixing it up, and feeding your baby; you can just snuggle them close and let them nurse back to sleep
No stinky diapers
When babies are exclusively breastfed, their poop doesn’t stink! It has a distinctive faint odor which is very pleasant compared to when they are formula fed or start eating solid foods!