Breastfeeding mums get health benefits too. You’ll have less risk of:
- breast cancer
- ovarian cancer
- osteoporosis (bone thinning)
Plus, breastfeeding also helps you to get back to your pre-pregnancy weight more easily.
There are other benefits as well as those to your health though. Breastfeeding is free – you don’t have to buy formula, bottles, teats, sterilising equipment etc. Breastmilk is always available, with the right ingredients, at the right temperature, so it’s easier to feed at night or on the go. Above all, it gives you a huge sense of achievement, seeing your baby grow and develop well, and knowing it’s all your own work!