Thursday, March 1, 2012

top ten reasons why i breastfeed

10. it helps cut down on the amount of time it takes to lose the baby weight. breastfeeding can burn around 500 calories per day.
9. a mother who breastfeeds at least one child for at least one year cuts her chances of breast cancer by a third.
8. it's readily available, requires little to no supplies, and it's always the right temperature.
7. breastfeeding decreases the risk of infant ear infections, while formula feeding increases it.
6. the american academy of pediatrics recommends breastfeeding.
5. formula fed babies are at a higher risk for obesity later in life.
4. it's a wonderful bond. this is something that no one else can provide for your baby.
3. it's healthy for baby. there are so many antioxidants and antibodies in breastmilk that protect them from illness and disease.
2. it's natural. it's what babies are supposed to drink and what mothers are supposed to produce. breastmilk contains the exact right amounts of healthy fats, sodium and sugars.
1. it's free!


  1. I just wanted to correct you on #6. Formula fed poop is water soluble as well. There is no need to wash it off before putting your cloth diapers in the wash.

    1. thanks for letting me know! i had heard otherwise but i'm glad to hear from someone with experience. i changed the list. thanks again!

  2. No problem! I just remember needlessly rinsing my cloth diapers for months until someone told me that I didn't need to!