World Breastfeeding Week: 7 Ways Breastfeeding Benefits Mom's Health! by Dr. Josephine Dlugopolski - Gach

Women's Health
8 years ago

World Breastfeeding Week: 7 Ways Breastfeeding Benefits Mom's Health!

Babies aren’t the only ones who benefit from breastfeeding. Nursing moms get great health benefits, too.

  • A mom can burn 400 to 500 calories a day while breastfeeding, which is great because we know how difficult it is for busy moms to find time to get to the gym. 
  • Studies show that women who have breastfed may have reduced rates of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and a reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and cardiovascular disease. 

Perhaps best of all, it’s a wonderful way to bond with your baby and enjoy a special connection during this fleeting time!

The information on is for informational and entertainment purposes only, and should not be considered medical advice. The information provided through this site should not be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, and is not a substitute for professional care. Always consult your personal health care provider.

Jan Mostrom
I absolutely loved breastfeeding my two girls. It's the greatest if it works for the mom!
Josephine Gach
The first 2 weeks were a challenge but it was wonderful after that.

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