Breastfeeding is a wonderful gift for you as well as your baby.
Release of Good Hormones
Many mothers feel fulfillment and joy from the physical and emotional communion they experience with their child while nursing. These feelings are augmented by the release of hormones, such as:
- Prolactin: Produces a peaceful, nurturing sensation that allows you to relax and focus on your child.
- Oxytocin: Promotes a strong sense of love and attachment between the two of you.
These pleasant feelings may be one of the reasons so many women who have breastfed their first child choose to breastfeed the children who follow.