Whether you are already a mommy or have a little one on the way, you’ve probably heard all about breastfeeding benefits for your baby. What you may not know is that there are many breastfeeding benefits for you as well! While breastfeeding can mean a healthier baby and fewer trips to the pediatrician, it can also mean a healthier mommy too.

Breastfeeding perks for mom

Breastfeeding can help you heal a lot faster after delivering by aiding in reducing your uterus back to its normal size. This is all in thanks to the hormone oxytocin that is released when you nurse. Typically it takes about 10 weeks for your uterus to go back to its pre-pregnancy size if you don’t nurse, while it only takes 6 weeks if you decide to breastfeed.

While all of these breastfeeding benefits would add up to make one think that breastfeeding is the best route to go, it doesn’t always work that way for all new mothers. It is important to be easy on yourself as breastfeeding can be difficult for some. If breastfeeding does not work out for you, remember that everyone has their own journey and it by no means you are not doing the best for your little one.

Consider switching between breastfeeding and pumping

Exclusively breastfeeding can be tough, and many mothers prefer having a breast pump to help. Owning a breast pump can reduce engorgement, promote feeding time between your baby and partner, and help you build up a stash of milk. In fact, thanks to the Affordable Care Act you could get a double electric breast pump for free under your insurance plan.

Leave it to Aeroflow Breastpumps to see if your policy will cover the cost of a Medela Pump In Style Advanced Starter or Spectra S2. All you need to do to get started is fill out our Qualify Through Insurance form. A dedicated Breastpump Specialist will verify your benefits within a few days, and then give you a call to discuss your coverage information and breast pump options The process is fast, simple, and most importantly, free! If you need more immediate assistance, give us a call directly at (844) 867-9890. We look forward to assisting you!