Many new mothers suffer from postpartum depression which can range from mild to severe and this ailment affects 70% new mothers every year. The effects of this depression can be strenuous and put the mother and child both at risk. When a mother breastfeeds her child oxytocin is released into her system. Oxytocin is the hormone which results in happy emotions and euphoria. This and other such calming hormones released at the time of breastfeeding are helpful in preventing postpartum depression.
Reduces the risk of breast cancer
Studies have shown that the risk of breast cancer is reduced drastically in mothers who breastfeed for at least one year. This could be due to the reduction of oestrogen during the time period that the mother is breastfeeding. According to scientific research high amounts of oestrogen are linked to some cancers in women.
Customised super food
Breast milk has the amazing property of transforming in order to suit the requirements of the child. The body of the mother acts like a sensor to the environment and makes adjustments to the water content, fat content, and specific antibodies which are needed to keep the breastfeeding child healthy. This is an excellent advantage that baby formulas just cannot match.