Breast milk is nature’s way of providing complete nutrition to the baby at the right time and right temperature each time. Breastfeeding has immense benefits - not only does it foster physical bonding between the mother and baby but also imparts great emotional satisfaction to the mother herself.
The hours and days following the birth of your baby, your body will go through tremendous physical changes. Soreness due to labor and birth, lochia or vaginal discharge, cramps due to shrinking of your uterus, perineal pain due to episiotomy, stitches, tears are part of postpartum recovery. Breastfeeding is nature’s gift not only for the new born baby but also for the new mother. It provides innumerable benefits for the mother in the postpartum period.
Apart from the immense sense of joy, peace and emotional satisfaction that breastfeeding provides a mother, following are some of the other health benefits that help a new Mother to recover in the postpartum period.
Breastfeeding even though is natural, it may not necessarily be easy. Do reach out to a Lactation consultant if you need help. Connect with other breastfeeding mothers to learn from their experience.
Patience and perseverance will go a long way in establishing a successful breastfeeding relationship between a mother and baby. The benefits of which will be there for both mother and baby to reap!
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