The benefits of breast feeding babies are well known, but today we wanted to share some of the maternal health benefits that extended breastfeeding provides! For example, research has demonstrated a 30% reduction in the risk of premenopausal breast cancer - a true testament to the myriad wonders that extended nursing affords both mama and babe.
But wait, there's more! Extended breast feeding also:
🛡️ Shields against other types of cancers: including a reduced risk of ovarian, uterine, and endometrial cancers.
🦴 Fortifies Bone Health: and prevents osteoporosis, ensuring mothers maintain strong and healthy bones.
🧘♂️ Promotes overall well-being : The benefits don't stop there! Extended breastfeeding may also help reduce the risk of rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular disease and post-natal depression.
Whether you breastfed for 1 minute, 1 month or 1 year, we celebrate you this #worldbreastfeedingweek and always!