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Top tips for breastfeeding

Need some top tips to follow while breastfeeding your newborn?

We hope you’ve decided to at least try breastfeeding. Even if you only nurse your baby for a few days or weeks, that early milk, called colostrum, provides an important source of antibodies to protect against disease as Baby’s own immune system develops during the first year.

But did you know that breastfeeding benefits you, too?

  • It helps your uterus return to its pre-pregnancy size and reduces post-delivery bleeding.
  • It makes it easier to lose those pregnancy pounds (you burn up to 500 extra calories a day nursing).
  • It may reduce your risk of postpartum depression and breast and ovarian cancer.
  • It can delay the return of your period (although you should still use some form of birth control when you resume intercourse).
  • It saves money (no formula!).

Breastfeeding is a learned process; none of us (not even Baby) are born knowing how to do it.

To learn more on Breastfeeding, please visit our dedicated page here

Or you can watch this video by the Streaming Well Channel on Top Tips for Breastfeeding

Extract from the article originally posted on www.healthywomen.org

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