Why is breast feeding beneficial?

Breast milk. Because it has all the natural ingredients and antibody protection that a healthy infant requires to be able to thrive.
Here's a short list. Breastfeeding has a multitude of benefits for both baby and mother. Breast milk is the perfect food for babies, the american academy of pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for at least the first year. Breastfeeding reduces infections, obesity, myopia, raises iq, and babes accept new foods better. Moms lose wgt. Faster, reduce breast cancer risk, save both time (no bottle prep) and $ on formula.

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I stopped breast feeding 4 more then 5 years. Now my husband wants me to start breast feeding as it is beneficial for kids and him. Side effects & how2?

Abnormal! Sorry, but this would be considered neither appropriate nor normal behavior, and your husband does not require breast milk. Any child (and adult) over a few years old can receive adequate and healthful nutrition from sources other than mother's milk. It is extremely beneficial for the first part of evey baby's life, however. Beyond that it is fulfilling only for mother (and father in this case). Read more...

I have stopped breast feeding for more then 5 years now my husband wants me to start breast feeding as it is beneficial for kids and him I wanted to know side effects of restarting and how to start milk after such a long time please guide me as I have to

Not necessary. Although breastfeeding has many benefits, its greatest nutritional value is for chidlren under 12 months of age. A preschool age child can eat a variety of nutritious foods and does not need breastmilk to be healthy. In order for you to begin breastfeeding after more than a five year hiatus, you would need to become pregnant and deliver an infant again. Read more...

PCOS women feel better after giving birth & beneficial continue while breast feeding, at breast feeding what happens to hormones and pcos symptoms?

Breastfeeding. Breastfeeding induces a semi perimenopausal state where the ovarian production of hormones is slowed, decreased or in some cases stopped. This is true regardless of having PCOS or not. There should not be a difference for someone with PCOS. Read more...

Is breast feeding heatlhy?

Yes. Breast milk is the one material specifically designed for babies that is readily available, requires no refrigeration or mechanical assistance in use & will not trigger an allergic reaction. Many aboriginal populations that totally breast feed for the first 2 yrs have better muscle/bone indexes than american kids over the same period. Read more...
Absolutely! Breastfeeding has a multitude of benefits for both baby and mother. Breast milk is the perfect food for babies, the american academy of pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for at least the first year. Breastfeeding reduces infections, obesity, myopia, raises iq, and babes accept new foods better. Moms lose wgt. Faster, reduce breast cancer risk, save both time (no bottle prep) and $ on formula. Read more...
Absolutely. Breast feeding is very health for mom and baby. The benefits for you is it will help your body recover more quickly after birth. It can help your emotional health as your hormones adjust to the postpartum period. It reduces your uterus size to reduce infection/bleeding. Favorite fact from med school - breast feeding session is one Snicker bars worth of calories off your thighs! Read more...

What should I eat while breast feeding?

A balanced diet. Be sure to consume enough fluids that you end up peeing at least 4x daily. Eat a balanced diet and avoid things that you find irritate baby.Things that make you gassy will likely do the same for baby.Avoid experimenting with spicy or hot foods and please don't try to restrict your calories. If you eat your pre-pregnancy needs some weight will come off naturally with breast feeding. Read more...

What is the benefits of breast feeding?

Breast feeding perks. For baby: improved immunity, superior brain & eye development, fewer allergies & GI problems, enhanced cognitive functioning, reduced risk of obesity/all obesity related diseases, etc. etc. etc. etc. Mother loses weight faster, saves time, money and environmental resources, bonds more readily, reduces risk of breast & ovarian cancer, reduces risk of multiple systemic diseases. Read more...
BreastFeeding. Benefits of breastfeeding extend well beyond basic nutrition. In addition to containing almost all the vitamins and nutrients your baby needs in the first six months of life (Vit D is the exception), breast milk is packed with disease-fighting substances that protect your baby from illness. It saves money (formula is expensive). Promotes bonding between infant and mom. Read more...

What can help with breast feeding pain?

Several options. This is very common in the first week or two of breastfeeding, as the skin needs to 'toughen up.' A very common cause of nipple pain is an improper latch. Make sure that your baby opens his mouth wide when latching. There are creams with lanolin that soothe sore nipples. Also rubbing expressed breast milk and exposure to air helps. You might also have your doctor check for a yeast infection. Read more...

Any foods to avoid while breast feeding?

No RAW meat/fish. Besides raw meat/fish (n minimize processed meats/cold-cuts), you should be eating a healthy, well balanced diet, and regular exercises just like everyone else should. You may need a bit more iron/calcium/folic acid which are provided in your prenatal vitamins. Consume about 500+ calories/day extra, to make milk for baby. Congrats on the new baby--a miracle of life. Good luck. Read more...

Can I take airborne while breast feeding?

Yes. It' components are considered safe. It provides very little that is not contained in the normal prenatal vitamins that are commonly used during breastfeeding. Benefit of use, if any is marginal. Read more...