Breastfeeding protects Mother health

Breastfeeding is not only beneficial for a new born baby, but it also protect mother from many chronic diseases. Women who breastfeed their babies may be lowering their own risk from many diseases like heart attack , breast cancer, osteoporosis & stroke the studies suggest.


Protection from Heart disorders : Scientist have revealed that breastfeeding can greatly protect mother from heart attack & stroke. They found that women who breastfeed for more than a year have 10% less likely to suffer from heart attack & stroke compared to those who have never breastfeed. In another study it has found that mothers who breastfeed for one month are lower rate of diabetes , blood pressure & cholesterol ,these three factors are one of the major cause of heart problem.

Protection from Cancer : Breast cancer is one of the most common form of cancer among women. Evidences are convincing that breastfeeding protects women from developing breast cancer before & after menopause. It is also found that breastfeeding also protect women from ovarian cancer. Breastfeeding may protect mother against osteoporosis later in life.

Protection Form Obesity : Breastfeeding is also useful for mothers who put on extra weight during pregnancy & they are able to get back their original shape after regular breastfeed & it also helps them to shed of extra weight. It has been suggested that breastfeeding may reduce cardiovascular risk by reducing fat stores in the body.

Protection from Stress : Breastfeeding can lower the stress level & reduce postpartum bleeding in women. Oxytoxin promotes relaxation , it is found that women , who have high amount of oxytoxin in their blood have lower blood pressure after being talked about their stressful problem. Oxytoxin helps uterus to contract back to size after birth , resulting in less postpartum bleeding.

Breastfeeding is an important part of women’s life by which her body recovers from pregnancy. When this process is interrupted women are more likely to have number of health problems. The longer a mother nurses her baby , the better for both of them.


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