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5 reasons why ‘breast is best’

1) It has been found that breastfeeding releases bonding hormones.

Research shows that breastfeeding creates a better bond between mother and baby as bonding hormones are released. The hormone it releases is called oxytocin, which is the same hormone released when you hug or kiss a loved one. It provides a feeling of closeness between mother and baby.

2) It will save you a lot of money.

Saving any money when you have a young child is always ideal so breastfeeding  is a great instead of bottle feeding can definitely save you money as you won’t have to spend money on formula and supplies.

maxresdefault3) It can lower the risk of breast cancer for mums.

It has been proved that breastfeeding can reduce the chance of mums getting breast cancer. Breastfeeding mums are 1.5 times less likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer than those who choose not to and according the national cancer institute breastfeeding has relation to a decreased risk of ovarian cancer.

4) It can also lower the chance of childhood cancers for babies.

Breast milk provides babies with antibodies which help fight of horrible colds and flus, breastfeeding also gives babies the boost to fight off more serious diseases or infections.

5) Breastfeeding is easier and more convenient.

Breastfeeding is a lot easier and more convenient for mums that are always on the go as they don’t need to worry about mixing formula and warming up the milk. It also means mums don’t need to worry about carrying more baby equipment around as they already have plenty.