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Some Fascinating Breastfeeding Facts

Some Fascinating Breastfeeding Facts

Today we wanted to share 7 amazing facts about breastfeeding and breast milk to keep you inspired, whether you're on the fence about breastfeeding, need to remember why you started in the first place, or just want to feel good about your decision. Remember that breastfeeding isn't limited to nursing at the breast; it can also include exclusive pumping, using a supplemental nursing system, and more!

1. Breastfeeding burns 500-600 calories per day. As a result, some mothers may lose weight without doing any more exercise.

2. During breastfeeding, your brain releases the hormones prolactin and oxytocin, which help you bond with your baby while also reducing stress and anxiety.

3. Breast milk is a living substance that contains live cells, including stem cells, which develop into various types of body cells such as brain, heart, kidney, and bone tissue.

4. Antibodies and live white blood cells in breast milk assist your infant in fighting infection. And the number of these cells in your breast milk increases when you or your baby is unwell.

5. Your ability to produce breast milk has nothing to do with the size of your breasts. A mother with small breasts can produce just as much (or more!) milk as a mother with large breasts.

6. Colostrum (first milk) includes specific proteins that coat your baby's intestinal tract from the start, protecting him or her from hazardous microorganisms.

7. Breast milk smells and tastes different depending on the items you eat. When you start introducing solids, exposing your baby to more flavours during breastfeeding can help them be less fussy eaters.