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- Consider the health benefits for you.
Being pregnant is not always comfortable and the actual act of giving birth is a pain in the…well…everything. It’s no secret that the pre-baby period can be tough, but for some, after the birth can be even tougher. Breastfeeding has been shown to relieve postpartum depression by releasing the hormone oxytocin, which promotes nurturing and relaxation. In addition it can promote healing and by causing the uterus to return to it’s normal size faster. It can also prevent osteoporosis and cancer down the road. Plus it helps you lose the baby weight faster because you burn a ton of calories while breastfeeding.