Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Relaxed Mamas

One of the benefits of breastfeeding which often goes unmentioned in most articles is how it causes the mother to sit down and take a moment from her hectic life to relax with her baby. This creates an ongoing bonding experience and an opportunity for close contact between mother and child. The hormone relaxin which is released during nursing helps give the mother a sense of calm and peace which is a second hand blessing the the infant in her care.