IHS | Breastfeeding

baby breast feeding

For Your Baby

  • Less common illnesses, such as fewer ear infections, diarrhea, pneumonia, colds, or flu
  • Little or no constipation
  • Less risk of obesity and weight problems when your baby is older
  • Less risk of diabetes when your baby is older
  • More bonding time for baby and mom.
  • Perfect nutrition

pregnant motherFor Yourself (Mom)

  • Less chance of losing too much blood after your baby is born
  • Less bleeding after baby
  • Uterus will shrink quicker – so your stomach will be flatter sooner
  • Possible delayed return of monthly periods
  • Possible weight loss
  • Easy night time feedings – no bottles to prepare
  • More bonding time with baby

Have General Questions and Want to Talk to Someone?
National Breastfeeding Helpline Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov: 800-994-9662
Indian Health Service:  877-868-9473 (877-TOT-WISE)

 

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