Why Breastfeeding is the Key to a Happy Child

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: Breastfeeding is good for you baby, but what sort of benefits might it have for you as a mom?
Air Date: 8/28/13
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Fabrizio Mancini, DC
Dr. Fabrizio Mancini is a Health and Wellness expert, best-selling author, educator, philanthropist, international speaker, and President Emeritus of Parker University. A frequent guest of radio and television programs, he has been featured on Dr. Phil, The Doctors, CNN Espanol, Fox News, and numerous syndicated morning shows. He also has his own popular international weekly radio show, Self-Healing with Dr. Fab on HayHouseRadio.com.
  • Book Title: The Power of Self-Healing: 21 Days to Unlock Your Natural Healing Potential!
Why Breastfeeding is the Key to a Happy Child
Studies have shown that breastfeeding is the best option for your baby, and reduces the risk of things like colds and ear infections, as well as allergies and asthma down the road. Plus, a mother's milk has been shown to be much easier to digest than synthetic formula.

That's great for your little one... but what about you as a mom? Are there benefits to you by breastfeeding?

The short answer is YES.

For one, the bonding between mom and child cannot be denied. Additionally, research has shown that breastfeeding reduces the risk of breast and ovarian cancers.

And, the breastfeeding process produces a hormone called oxytocin, which reduces inflammation and even induces happiness.

They key thing to remember, however, is that breastfeeding is only the best option when you are living a healthy lifestyle. Moms who ingest a lot of chemicals (such as BPA) or eat genetically modified foods (GMOs), or simply don't get enough of the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients they need may be doing a disservice to their newborn by breastfeeding.

Dr. Fab Mancini, author of Self Healing, joins Andrea and Lisa to discuss these health benefits and more... not only for your child, but for you as a mom too.