Benefits for Mom

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics and the World Health Organization, the following information has been deemed true with mothers who breastfeed:

  • A decrease in blood loss and more rapid involution of the uterus
  • Studies have found that breastfeeding helps mothers return to their pre-pregnancy weight sooner
  • Mothers with a breastfeeding history of 12-23 months have a significant reduction in hypertension, hyperlipidemia, cardiovascular disease and diabetes
  • A 28% reduction in risk for breast cancer and ovarian cancer with cumulative duration of 12 months of breastfeeding