The hormones can be intense
This powerful hormone is responsible for breast milk "letting down," or moving to the front of the breasts. And it also happens to be the same chemical released in the brain when a person falls in love, says Laura Viehmann, assistant professor of pediatrics at Brown University and spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatricians. No wonder you couldn't care less about all that spit-up and poop! You're too busy swooning.
Breastfeeding helps (some) women lose their pregnancy weight
The nursing weight-loss plan doesn't work for everyone. Some moms find their metabolism slowing to a frustrating crawl. "I nursed my son for 27 months
In fact, in a poll of BabyCenter moms, 40 percent say breastfeeding didn't help them drop pounds while 60 percent say it did. Interesting….. and it didn't help me lose weight. Then I lost 15 pounds within about two weeks after weaning," one mom reports.
Your breast milk is perfectly tailored to your baby
Imagine if every single time you were hungry, you were served a delectable, satisfying meal that contained the perfect balance of electrolytes, fats, and nutrients for your body at that particular time. Amazingly, your breast milk gives your baby exactly what she needs immunologically as well. The components of the milk shift so that it always complements whatever antibodies the baby is low on at that particular time. This is why breastfeeding can actually keep your baby from getting sick. Welcome to your baby's world!
Nursing Pillows help make this experience a more relaxed and comfortable one!