6 Bonus Benefits of Breastfeeding

5. Better Bonding with Baby

Psychology Today noted in a 2011 article that there’s another benefit of breastfeeding that goes beyond the physical. The time spent between you and your baby during nursing releases feel-good hormones for both of you and forms bonds that have ties to better outcomes later in life, according to the article.

According to a 2013 article on the National Center for Biotechnology Information website, children that were breastfed exhibit lower rates of anxiety and depression later in life. The study found that breastfeeding for at least 10-months had the biggest impact on mental health symptoms in children.

 

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