Why You Should Try Your Best to Breastfeed Your Baby – Breastfeeding Benefits For Mom 

No matter how you want to feed your baby, just remember that fed is best. As we all know, there are both advantages and disadvantages of breastfeeding.   

Advantages of breastfeeding

– As a breastfeeding mother, I love knowing that she gets the best nutrition for her age – I love watching her nurse and be content – closed eyes, instantly relaxed, etc. – I love being able to calm her down by just nursing

Breastfeeding health benefits for mom

– Reduces risk of breast cancer (source: CentraState Medical Center) – More convenient (see the next section) – Reduces ovarian cancer risk (source: CentraState Medical Center)

Why breastfeeding is more convenient

– You can breastfeed and sleep at the same time – Don’t need to get up in the middle of the night to prepare formula when your baby wakes up

Disadvantages of breastfeeding

– It is difficult to leave your baby with other caregivers, especially if she/he won’t take a bottle – If baby won’t take a bottle, it is difficult to make him/her stop crying during car rides without stopping somewhere to nurse

Minimum amount of time you should breastfeed? (2 months? 3 months?)

According to the CDC, it is optimal for babies to be exclusively breastfed for the first six months.