Breastfeeding Mothers Can Regain Shape Quickly

Published: 05th August 2015 07:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th August 2015 07:46 AM   |  A+A-

KOCHI:Are you a mother who has delivered recently and want to shed the excess weight gained during pregnancy? Then, breastfeeding is the best strategy. As per studies, breastfeeding mothers shed weight at a faster pace and can regain their shape quickly.

 Breastfeeding minimizes the risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer and diabetes among mothers. Breastfeeding reduces bleeding after delivery and helps mothers to recover fast. It acts like a contraceptive and delays next pregnancy. Breastfeeding also reduces the risk of osteoporosis and diabetes of mothers at later stage. Above all, breastfeeding strengthens bonding between the mother and the baby.

 Breastfeeding practices are low in Kerala and they are steadily declining. Only one out of five mothers in the state exclusively breastfeed their infants in the first six months of birth.

 Initiating breastfeeding within one hour of birth and exclusive breastfeeding for six months of birth are two globally proven strategies to reduce deaths, diseases and malnutrition among children. As per the ‘Lancet’ medical journal, breastfeeding could prevent 13 per cent of death of children below five years. If all mothers in Kerala breastfeed their infants, it could avert death of 800 infants every year in the state.

Want a smart and healthy baby

If yes, breastfeed them. According to studies, breast-fed babies have five to eight IQ points more than bottle-fed babies. Breast milk is critical for brain development.

Breast-fed infants are less likely to have infections, pneumonia, ear infections and intestinal illnesses. Breast-fed infants are less likely to have chronic conditions like diabetes, heart diseases, asthma and cancer later in their life.

Breast-milk is a magic food

Breast-milk is a magic food which provides many benefits to children besides preventing death and malnutrition to children.

It is the best vaccination of the baby at birth. It contains antibodies. Breast-milk contains ideal balance of nutrients that infants can easily digest.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp