The list is endless when it comes to benefits of breastfeeding. Breast milk has been proven as the best nutrition for babies, so it's no surprise more and more women are choosing to breastfeed their infants!

Breast milk contains colostrum

Colostrum is nature’s perfect first food. This secretion of fluid from the mammary glands precedes the production of milk and supplies immune and growth factors along with the perfect combination of vitamins and minerals to ensure the health, vitality, and growth of your baby. Colostrum is rich in antibodies that are proven to boost baby’s immunity.

Disease prevention, infant development, and more!

Breastfeeding has lifelong benefits of continued disease resistance. It can protect baby from many different diseases, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and multiple sclerosis. According to UNICEF, studies suggest that babies receiving breast milk are less likely to suffer from SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Researchers have also concluded that breast milk enhances cognitive development as well, and provides emotional soothing to both baby and mother.

Breast milk benefits for babies

It comes as no surprise that breastfeeding is the best source of nutrtion for your little one. These health benefits provide your baby with the best start to life possible!

  • Breast milk is easier for digestion. Breast milk is biologically created for a baby’s digestive system. Formula contains proteins from cow’s milk or other sources which take a bit of time for a baby to adjust to.
  • Breast milk adapts to your baby’s growth. As your baby gets older, the type of milk your body produces changes to match their developmental needs.
  • Breast milk can help fight diseases in babies. No formula in the world can match the power of your body’s ability to create the right mixture for your baby. Babies who are breastfed are at a lower risk of respiratory infections, asthma, obesity, diabetes, and ear infections.

Benefits for mom

Mothers who choose to breastfeed also receive health benefits as data indicates breastfeeding is a preventative for osteoporosis development and several cancers including breasts, ovarian, and uterine. Another health benefit to breastfeeding for mommy is that it helps support your emotional health. Studies illustrate that mothers who breastfeed have less anxiety and suffer less from depression.

Mother baby bonding is a huge benefit of breastfeeding your child. Spending that time with your little one helps foster the growth of a relationship that will continue to cultivate over time.

Many mothers find breastfeeding to be more economically sound as refrigerated breast milk can be consumed within two days and up to six months if kept frozen. It is also advantageous if you consider the reduction in overall medical expenses due to the health benefits of breast milk.

Making the most out of your breastfeeding journey

Double electric breast pumps are an effective and easy way to express milk for mothers planning to return to the workforce.   These kinds of breast pumps help you express milk from both breasts and are often super lightweight and portable for on-the-go mamas. Breast milk coolers are also available to store breast milk when you can't get to a refrigerator.

Many insurance policies also consider the purchase of an electric breast pump from a Durable Medical Equipment (DME) provider a preventative covered service at 100%. To qualify for your breast pump through insurance, all you need to do is fill out our online form and our Breastpump Specialists will do the rest! For immediate assistance feel free to reach out at 844-867-9890. We look forward to hearing from you!

Information provided in blogs should not be used as a substitute for medical care or consultation.