The Great Elixir

What if we told you that there was an elixir on planet earth that could help protect your baby from ear infections, bronchitis, pneumonia, diarrhea, urinary tract infections, and many other ailments. What if this so-called elixir lasted into your child’s teenage years thus reducing his/her risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, and allergies. Would you want to know more about it?

Well, this elixir happens to be free and easy to acquire for new mothers. This is because they produce it themselves. You heard us right, this ultimate elixir we are talking about is breast milk! Need a little more convincing? Here are some of the facts we know about this woman made miracle serum.

Breastfeeding your baby provides innumerable benefits for both you and your baby! The benefits for you include:

  • The hormones used during nursing can help lessen the blood loss after giving birth and help to restore the uterus back to its former glory.
  • There have been studies showing that moms who breastfed suffer less from stress and depressing mood swings.
  • Nursing helps shed the pounds you may have put on while carrying your baby for 9 months. Moms are burning calories like crazy producing the milk required to nurse, helping them fit back into their favorite jeans.

The benefits for your baby include:

  • Breast milk will make them healthier and smarter. Studies have found that infants breastfed over ones that were formula fed had an average +4 higher IQ score.
  • There have been over 200 compounds discovered so far in breastmilk that help to fight off infections and aids in building their immune systems. Not to mention more and more are being found each year with research.
  • There is still so much to learn from this powerful elixir as it really is one of the most powerful forms of natural medicine for infants on earth. Scientists have confirmed that the compounds found in breastmilk cannot be reproduced and put into modern day formulas.

Hopefully, you have no question that breast milk is a very powerful medicine for your little baby. We suggest to commit to breastfeeding as long as you can up to a year. Breastfeeding is nature’s miracle and will help both of you and your infant in the long run. Don’t be afraid to ask your doctor for help if you are having difficulty with the latching, most women do. Once you get it down it becomes second nature.