Breastfeeding Benefits for Baby

  • Protects against allergies and eczema.
  • Causes less stomach upset, diarrhea, and constipation than formula.  
  • Reduces the risk of viruses, urinary tract infections, inflammatory bowel disease, gastroenteritis, ear infections, and respiratory infections. 
  • Lessens the risk of SIDS. 
  • Makes vaccines more effective. 
  • Protects against diseases such as spinal meningitis, type 1 diabetes, and Hodgkin's lymphoma.  
  • May make your baby smarter.  
  • Could help prevent obesity. 
  • Brings baby close to you. 

Breastfeeding Benefits for Mom

  • Lowers your risk of breast and ovarian cancer. 
  • Helps you lose pregnancy weight. 
  • Triggers your uterus to shrink back to prepregnancy size. 
  • May lower your risk of osteoporosis. 
  • Heals your body after delivery. 
  • Delays menstruation. 
  • Can give you some natural birth-control protection.  
  • Gives you closeness with your baby. 
  • Saves you money. 
  • Gives you less time off work. 
  • Cultivates friendships. 
  • Makes you more eco-friendly.  

THE 7 DIFFERENT TYPES OF PARENTS: WHICH ONE ARE YOU?

THE DRILL SERGEANT PARENT

You believe it’s “my way or the highway” when it comes to rules. You believe kids should be seen, not heard. You shout, tell off, and punish 

THE OBLIVIOUS PARENT (PERMISSIVE)

This is what oblivious parents, also called permissive parents, often say:“He’s just a kid. That’s what kids do.” They’re basically the parent who’s too busy talking to other parents to notice their kid has pretty much beaten every kid at the playground. 

THE PRINCE-PRINCESS PARENT

The Prince-Princess Parent thinks their child is a special snowflake. Yes, your little one is special — but so is every other kid out there. They’re not exceptional enough to skip homework or to not follow school policies. 


THE HELICOPTER PARENT

You’re a helicopter parent if you step in to prevent your child’s every struggle. You are too involved in your child’s education and you frequently call the teacher when things come up, or just because. 

THE MIA PARENT

The MIA (missing-in-action) or ghost parent is characterized by a lack of presence at afterschool games, parent-teacher meetings, fundraisers, and award ceremonies.  

THE EXTRACURRICULAR PARENT

The extracurricular parent is a mom or dad who puts their child into afterschool programs, which are growing in popularity.  

THE FREE-RANGE PARENT

As a free-range parent, you believe your role is to equip your child with the skills, back off, and simply trust them with their decisions. You raise your children to function independently with little parental supervision. It’s the opposite of helicopter parenting.