Q: How does breastfeeding benefit Mom?
A: Stimulation of the breasts causes the uterus to contract, decreasing bleeding after the birth and helping the uterus to return to its normal size. Benefits of breastfeeding include a lower incidence of breast cancer among women who have breastfed. Also, women who experience postpartum depression may experience a boost from breastfeeding, as the body releases endorphins during nursing.
By Kelly Camden