8 Cool Facts about Breastfeeding 

Breastfeeding is a wonderful gift of nature to moms. Below are some interesting facts that you probably haven’t heard of yet.

  1. Oxytocin, the hormone triggered during breastfeeding, is the same chemical that is released by the brain before orgasm during sex.

  2. The components of breastmilk varies extensively throughout the day and changes as the baby grows.

  3. Breastmilk comes out from not just one but several holes on the nipple. Each nipple has 9 to 15 holes called milk duct orifices.

  4. Breastfeeding burns 300 to 600 calories a day, which is equivalent to the calories shredded in more than an hour of walking.

  5. More than 60% of moms produce more milk on their right breast regardless if they are left-handed or right handed.

  6. Breastmilk contains a significant amount of melatonin, a sleep-inducing hormone, especially during night time.

  7. Antibacterial properties can be found on breastmilk, making it an effective resource to clear up acne, ear infection, diaper rash, sunburn and a whole lot more.

  8. When a baby nurses, the saliva that is sucked back into the mother’s nipples sends signals to the receptors in the mammary gland. So when a baby has cold, the glands are cued to produce antibodies to alleviate his illness.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. artofthecrabs says:

    I love reading articles about breastfeeding. My son will be turning two in August and still loves his breast milk, and with his immune issues and skin condition it is a blessing. These facts always amaze me especially the fact that our bodies can produce antibodies due to saliva from our nursing children.
    I also love the layout of your website. It is beautiful and clear. I hope you have a wonderful day.
    -The Momnipresent Mother
    of http://www.themomnipresentmother.com

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    1. I am on the 3rd month of my breastfeeding journey and I’m aiming to continue breastfeeding as well until he turns two. You are one perseverant mom, and I hope I can follow your footsteps too (*fingers crossed*). Thanks for dropping by! 😙


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