Breastfeeding and Bonding with Baby
Are you looking forward to the experience of breastfeeding? It not only provides nutrition to the baby, but comfort and nurturing as well. It is also a time for you and baby to grow close to one another.
There are many health benefits associated with breastfeeding but did you know that it is also one of the best ways to bond with your baby?
- Breastfeeding releases oxytocin, known as the love hormone
- Skin to skin contact during breastfeeding is soothing and comforting
- Breastfeeding promotes a sense of protection, love and closeness
- Breastfeeding helps prevent diseases, boosts immunity, and can enhance your baby’s IQ
Your partner can bond with baby during the bathing routine or before sleep times by reading or singing to your little one. If you want your partner to feed baby your expressed breastmilk, ensure you have established breastfeeding first.