Most people are aware of the benefits of breastfeeding for babies, but it also has its perks for mothers. Breastfeeding not only provides nourishment for babies, but it is also an emotional experience that creates a connection and bond between a mother and her child, which is priceless. It helps that breastfeeding is easy on the pocket. It saves money because there is no need to buy formula.
The most well-known advantage of nursing is that it helps you lose weight as milk production is like a workout. It burns up to around 500 calories a day. This a plus for mothers who are trying to get back into shape! This is beneficial especially for those who develop diabetes during their pregnancy because weight loss can lessen their chances of developing diabetes in the future. It is interesting to note that mothers who breastfeed have good cholesterol levels which also minimizes their risk for cardiovascular disease.
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Finding the right nursing bra is a dilemma most new mothers face. It’s similar to selecting a regular bra, but with added features. A nursing bra is designed to provide comfort and accessibility during breastfeeding. Remember that your breasts tend to be fuller and sensitive with the changes that come with motherhood. Nursing bras provide more support, flexibility and comfort that regular bras do not. Good support helps lessen stretch marks. They take into account the fluctuating size of your breasts and the strain they have on your body.
It is suggested you purchase them at the beginning of your second trimester. When you pick your nursing bras, they should fit on the last hook to allow room for when your body develops along with the baby. Make sure they have at least 3-4 hooks to allow adjustment. If not, you have the option of getting hook extenders.
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