You must have heard or read about breastfeeding in books or would have browsed the breastfeeding websites. You are aware that breastfeeding has been deemed well for your baby and for you. However, do not think you know all the breastfeeding benefits. Find below some little-known importance of breastfeeding that you might not have come across.
Breastfed babies have non-smelling bowels
It would not be wrong to state that changing your baby’s diaper could be an awful experience. If you try changing the soiled diaper of a baby fed on formula-feed, the difference would be enormous. You would realize that your exclusively breastfed baby bowels are not bad at all. The breastfed baby bowels and spit up have been known to wash more easily.
Travelling with a breastfed baby has been comparatively easier
Foremost, you do not need to pack bottles along with rubber nipples. You do not have to worry about sterilizing them or carrying ample of infant formula. Therefore, not only do you worry about fewer things, but also you could travel much lightly. Second benefit would be ease to soothe a breastfeeding baby, who would become fussy and cranky while travelling. For instance, in case a baby has stuffy ears in an airplane, breastfeed the baby and the ears would clear up instantly.
Mother and baby would be together
This is a significant benefit. Mommy and baby belong together and breastfeeding would ensure that this happens more often, as compared to when the mother is formula feeding the baby. In case, the family has been serious about making breastfeeding successful, they could come up with several creative ideas to keep the mother and baby together. For instance, they could find ideas for the mother to stay at home or delay going back to work. They could figure out how to bring baby to mother’s place of work or bring the mother’s work to the home. These have been few ways that mother’s have made breastfeeding possible in their own special circumstances.
More sleep for mother
It has been a myth that breastfeeding mother’s are more sleep-deprived than formula-feeding mother is. Breastfeeding mother who are aware how to nurse while lying down and keeping their babies close would hardly require waking up in the middle of the night. However, when the baby wakes up, the breastfeeding mother would only be required to lift up her shirt, latch the baby on and both would go back to sleep. Hence, it would not be wrong to state that breast is best for the baby.