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Breastfeeding Benefits for Mothers Health

Breastfeeding Benefits for Mothers Health
0 28 January 2019
Breastfeeding Benefits for Mothers Health

Breastfeeding is not only good for infants for improving their general health, but also beneficial for mothers, as they carry lesser risks of cancer and cardiovascular disease for long years to come. Lactation period is an essential stage, where infants get the right type of nourishment, and mothers who fail to breastfeed carry more risks of breast cancer, diabetes, ovarian cancer and other serious health issues. Timely breastfeeding can help mothers to ensure that the important functions of the body work in harmony and prevent the risk of many diseases, otherwise the effects of the systems going out of order can last for evn decades.

Beneficial hormones are released within he mother’s body due to breastfeeding, where prolactin and Oxytocin hormones help the mother to stay relaxed and to enhance the response in nurturing the baby. In fact, Oxytocin level helps the uterus to contract more quickly, thus reducing the risk of bleeding soon after the birth of the child. Pitocin is a synthetic hormone which is based on Oxytocin that helps the uterus to contract. Breast milk contains all the essential nutrients and vitamins that are needed for the growth of a baby for the first six months. Moreover, breast milk contains the essential substances that help in fighting diseases, thus keeping the baby in good health.

A myriad of consequences can take place after a child’s birth if there is no proper breastfeeding by the mother. Breastfeeding should be the only choice for a mother to help her baby and herself stay in good health without having to carry the risks of diseases that can life threatening. Mothers need to consult a gynecologist for becoming aware of the benefits of breastfeeding.

Dr. Neelima Mantri is an Obstetrician, Gynecologist and Laparoscopic surgeon in Mumbai, India, with over a decade of experience in the subject. You can call & book appointment with Dr. Neelima Mantri +91 70451 15577 for all gynaecological problems.